Check out the ingenious ways people are freeze-proofing their hummingbird feeders during B.C.'s cold snap

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In Abbotsford, B.C. a string of incandescent Christmas lights held in place with plastic wrap provides the freeze-proofing. (submitted by @arielholtz - image credit)
In Abbotsford, B.C. a string of incandescent Christmas lights held in place with plastic wrap provides the freeze-proofing. (submitted by @arielholtz - image credit)

Hummingbird enthusiasts in British Columbia know no bounds when it comes to ingenious solutions to keep the province's tiniest bird feeding in freezing temperatures.

Tea light candles, tin foil, hand warmers, incandescent Christmas lights and pre-warmed socks are just some of the things MacGuyvered into contraptions that are keeping the sugar water feeders flowing for Anna's hummingbirds.

You can read why it's important to be vigilant about keeping a hummingbird feeder free of ice here, especially with sub-zero temperatures expected to last through the weekend in the Lower Mainland.

Here's a selection of the homemade devices helping our tiny feathered friends in frigid times:

Submitted by Sharon Grondin
Submitted by Sharon Grondin
Larry Pynn/Teal Imbeau/Kathleen Scott
Larry Pynn/Teal Imbeau/Kathleen Scott
Submitted by Glen Govier
Submitted by Glen Govier
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