Our Ruby Throated and Black Chinned humming birds left for their tropical vacations at the end of October, but we left one hummingbird feeder out for the Tufted Titmice.
They were the only visitors until December 2, when a pair of Black Chinneds appeared. They and Rufous hummingbirds are known to linger through the winter in Wimberley occasionally. They seem to have taken up residence somewhere close although their favorite native flowers are all gone.
Then a new visitor appeared on December 8. The Black Chinneds chased it away before we could identify it, though we could tell it was smaller and lighter in color with buff flanks.
We have put out a second feeder outside our kitchen window, and our new visitor seems to have claimed it.
The cardinals, chickadees, titmice, wrens and other residents continue to visit their feeder outside our dining room window, providing live entertainment regardless of the weather. The woodpeckers prefer the suet feeder, even though they have to hang from the base to get at it.
They all tell us in their own way of God’s glory and providence. We hope that you have your own little winter visitors to bring you their message of joy and peace