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September 05, 2014

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The Zen Birdfeeder

Kay, don't worry, it'll leave when it has enough fat on it to move on. Keeping the feeder up will NOT make it stay, rather it will help it in its journey. Thanks for having your feeder out!

Kay Fisher

I had two female ruby throated hummingbirds until a few days ago. It is October 5, 2014, and one is still here. Morning temperature was 39, but she came to the feeder. I am worried that she might not go somewhere warm.

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ATTENTION

  • Our eyes and ears should be open and alert to the natural wonders that surround us every day. Take time to look out our windows to see the birds that visit us and open our windows to hear them. Walk around whatever space we have to enjoy the birds in nature. Every day, work on improving our powers of observation.

ACCEPTANCE

  • Nature happens. We cannot MAKE natural things happen (or NOT happen). We can create habitats to encourage natural things to happen around us, but there are no guarantees.

RESPONSIBILITY

  • Birdfeeding comes with responsibilities to the birds and the environment we share with them. If you are unwilling to accept these responsibilities, you shouldn’t feed the birds. We also have a responsibility to share these natural wonders with the next generation.