Help hummingbirds by keeping feeders filled

Perhaps the action at your hummingbird feeder has slowed down with the slightly cooler New England weather recently, but the folks at Wild Birds Unlimited in Warwick RI remind us that all the birds haven’t left yet.

“Now is a crucial time for migrating hummingbirds to stop for a refueling on their journey south,” the WBU staff says. “Even if your resident birds have left the neighborhood, you may get some very hungry migrants. Your feeder could mean the difference between them making it or not.

“Watch for overnight frost when you should bring the feeder in at night and put it back out in the morning.”