Hummer in Wisconsin
I am new to this board and I live in Sparta Wisconsin and developed an amazing friendship with a little female ruby-throat hummingbird this summer. I named her Costa Rica and I made her a swing that she claimed as her own. She would come to me when I called her name or copied her calls. She would search for me as I was out in the yard and come up to my face as if to say what-cha-doing?
She started to defend both her feeder and myself alike. I thought it was a blessing but now I'm afraid I have done her wrong. It is now November and I thought she had migrated in early October but on November 6th a saw her on her swing by a feeder I still had out. I was going by the advice to keep feeders out for migratory hummers passing thru but now I am afraid by doing so my little Costa Rica will not migrate and that she will never survive our brutal Wisconsin winters. What can I do for her? PLEASE HELP