“I assume that when she leaves in the spring, she returns to the Pacific Northwest — a long journey,” Carter said.
Biologists with Georgia’s Wildlife Resources Division say chances of attracting a winter hummingbird are good if you leave a full nectar feeder up all winter. In some winters, more than 100 rufous hummingbirds have been documented in the state.
Other species may show up as well. So far this winter, a broad-billed hummingbird has appeared in Dodge County and a black-chinned hummingbird in Chatham County.
IN THE SKY: From David Dundee, Tellus Science Museum astronomer: The moon, new this weekend, will be a thin crescent at dusk today. Mercury is low in the east just before dawn. Venus and Mars are in the west at dusk and set about two hours later. Venus on Monday evening and Mars on Tuesday will appear near the moon. Jupiter rises out of the east around midnight. Saturn rises out of the east about two hours before sunrise.