|crop of my painting in progress|
Monday, September 14, 2015
This young ruby throated hummingbird is on my easel. I have been inspired by the large number of birds that have been visiting my backyard feeder. FYI there are rumors around about when to take down hummingbird feeders. The false info says to take them down so the birds do not stay too long and freeze in winter. The truth is that these beautiful birds desperately need the sugar water to make their long journey south. Hummingbirds are actually carnivores. They use the nectar to fuel their fly catching flight. So please keep those feeders out long into fall. The rule is to take the hummingbird feeder down if you have not seen activity at it for at least two weeks.