Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Are Silver Lake hummingbirds on storm watch?

Photo by Sandy Driscoll

Sandy Driscoll of Silver Lake says it’s been a busy morning at her hummingbird feeder. “I’ve had a nonstop stream of hummingbirds at my feeder all morning … seems they know rain is coming!” Hummingbirds seem to do fine in rain, according to a check on some bird websites. But there are some YouTube videos about hummingbirds stocking up on water before the rain arrives, and some hummingbird fans have also wondered why the birds appear to go into a drinking binge before a storm.  Maybe we should be watching hummingbirds instead of Dallas Raines for the weather forecast.

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