Friday, February 04, 2011

The Big Chill

We have just gone through two of the coldest nights EVER in Tucson. Here’s my pond:
frozen splash2 2-4-2011 8-43-25 AM 3616x2712
Here’s the poor dead hummingbird that succumbed to hypothermia yesterday:
deadhum 2-3-2011 2-24-20 PM 650x640
There are a few hummers around today, fighting and feeding. I think my grapefruit tree is dead. It looks really awful. I can’t even bear to think about the hummingbirds out in the wild that have no source of nectar but frozen flowers. Sad, sad, sad.


  1. Can they hide in holes in saguaro cacti? Do you have saguaros around there?

  2. It is so hard for birds to make it through the winter under normal circumstances but how hard this winter must be on birds of your climate.