Saturday, March 29, 2014

Feeding the Hummers

All winter I carefully avoided feeding the hummingbirds here on the island, realizing that I didn't want to make them dependent on a source of food that would be sporadic and inconsistent with all of my traveling. 

But my travels are done for awhile, and winter is nearing its end. I made a fresh batch of nectar, hung it out, and it wasn't  long at all before my favorite visitors graced me with their presence. 

How sweet it is - for all of us!

Homemade Hummingbird Food


1 part sugar/4 parts water

Boil the water first, then measure and add sugar, at the rate of 1/4 cup of sugar to 1 cup of water.

Let cool and store excess in refrigerator until ready to use.

Do not add food coloring, honey (which ferments), or artificial sweetener, which has no nutritional value.

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