Thursday, August 1, 2013
Hummingbirds In Our Backyard
Anna's Hummingbirds arrived in May when there weren't enough flowers. Then came Black-Chinned and Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds, and now the Rufous-Tailed Hummingbirds have arrived. We make Hummingbird Nectar to supplement their insect and flower nectar diet. It's easy to make at home. Dissolve 1 cup of white sugar with 4 cups of water. Bring mixture to a boil, let cool, put in clean hummingbird feeders (clean well each time you fill feeders, add a tablespoon of bleach to dishwater to sterilize, rinse well). Change the solution weekly, if not more frequently, especially in hot weather. No honey! No food coloring!