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Keep those feeders up
Winter hummers need nectar
Hummingbird Eddie W
A female hummingbird drinks nectar from a feeder in a back yard near Register in September. Experts advise leaving feeders up throughout the fall and winter months, as many hummingbirds make Georgia home during winter. - photo by EDDIE LEDBETTER/staff
Keep your hummingbird feeders up as temperatures drop this fall and winter. That's the suggestion of Georgia Wildlife Resources Division biologists, who say some visiting hummers make the state their winter home and benefit from the nourishment feeders provide. Although the ruby-throated hummingbird is the only breeding species of eastern North America, 12 hummingbird species have been recorded in Georgia over the last few decades.
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