Friday, May 13, 2011

Hummingbird Food

I love to feed the birds ( the squirrel usually helps himself too.) Last year I bought a humming bird feeder and enjoyed watching the hummingbirds buzz around my yard. Today I am sharing a recipe for Hummingbird food so that you can watch these buzzing little guys in your yard and garden.

Check out my squirrel in action!

There are several advantages to making your own hummingbird food, the first being that it is much cheaper for you. I have also found sites that say that the commercial food that is dyed is not so great for the birds digestion. If you are plagued by bees around your feeder, you can fix that by lowering the sugar a bit, something you cannot do with the commercial mix.

Hummingbird Food Mix

4 cups hot water
1 cup Sugar

Mix sugar into the hot water, stirring to dissolve. Allow to cool and pour into your hummingbird feeder. Change the nectar every 3 days to keep the birds healthy and the mix from getting gross.

Tip: If you are plagued with bees, try moving your feeder for a few days, the birds will find it, but the bees will not. After they stop looking for their buffet, move it back to its original spot.

Happy Birdwatching!


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