Hummingbird Feeding

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*Important note folks, do not add food colour to the nectar you make, it can kill the bird. I use 1 cup of granulated white sugar (DO NOT substitute for other types of sugar or sweeteners!) to 4 cups water, mix in saucepan and bring to a boil. Allow to cool thoroughly then put in feeder. It is important to change the nectar and clean the feeder every 2-3 days to prevent deadly mould spores that can grow due to birds dipping their beak/tongue in the nectar. When cleaning the feeder, I rinse well then pour on a bit of white vinegar and rub it all over the feeder. I let it sit for a minute or two, then rinse thoroughly and dry with a paper towel and then add fresh nectar. If you know there are more than 1 hummingbirds around, you will need to put out a second feeder spaced by 10 feet or so, as these little ones can get into a territorial fight each other over them! Hope you set up one of these feeders, these birds are spectacular little creatures to watch (and you’re helping out Mother Nature too)!

Hummingbird Feeding, I just put up my Hummingbird Feeder and had set up my camera and this beautiful Red Throated Hummingbird visited for a drink of nectar!

 

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