Hummingbird Feeder

Jun 15, 2014 by

How exciting, we have hummingbirds! The husband wanted a feeder to see if we’d be able to attract some. I’ve always loved to see little birds come by but wanted to ensure that we made our own food as opposed to purchasing the red stuff. I bought two glass feeders, they seemed easier to clean and disinfect than plastic but as this is my first set I don’t have much to compare it to.

I made some food and set it up, for a day I didn’t see any birds come near them. Later on, I saw birds come by and then fly away without taking in any food. I was so distraught!

As I was reading articles on why some birds won’t feed I learned that birds need to acclimate to the presence of new feeders and also these are just supplements to their regular diet. Literally as I was reading this information, a bird came up and began to use the feeder. I squealed with delight and enjoyed the moment. As the days progressed multiple birds visit each feeder during the short time that I am out there so I am sure they come and go all day long. These feeders are definitely an enjoyable addition to the scenery!

Recipe Ingredients:
• 1 part sugar to 4 parts water

Directions:
1. Boil the water
2. When boiling begins, remove from heat. Add sugar and stir until dissolved
3. Let mixture cool
4. Pour into feeder. Replace as necessary based on outside temperature.

 

Feeder

balcony feeder

feeder 2

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