Wednesday, July 8, 2015

How To Feed Hummingbirds

How to Feed Hummingbirds |

I really enjoy having bird feeders in my yard. During the summer I usually stop filling my regular bird feeders, but I try to get my hummingbird feeder up early in May to welcome back the hummers. It might seem intimidating at first, but really feeding hummingbirds could not be easier. You do not need to buy the red nectar sold in stores! You can make your own nectar sooo easily and inexpensively. Here's how:

How to Feed Hummingbirds |

Just mix four parts water with one part white sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and then cool completely before filling your feeder. As you can see in the picture, I usually make a small batch with 1 cup water and 1/4 cup white sugar. (I've heard that you can make up the mixture without boiling it, but in my experience the nectar lasts longer if it's boiled.)

How to Feed Hummingbirds |

I've also tried a couple of different types of feeders and I really like this one shown in the pictures because it's so easy to clean. I rinse it out with the hose and let it dry in the sun before I refill it. There's nothing like waking up in the morning and seeing a happy little hummer feeding outside my kitchen window.

Do you have a hummingbird feeder? Do you make your own nectar or purchase it?

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