Monday, June 21, 2010

Hungry hummers

The hummingbirds are really active right now. I took this not-too-great photo through our kitchen window.

For anyone who's interested, I change out my sugar water every second or third day. It's so important to keep fresh nectar available, not soured or moldy (would YOU want to drink something yucky?). I make two or four cups of sugar water at a time and refrigerate what I don't use. I also only fill feeders about one fourth full so I waste as little as possible when changing the water.

My recipe (one-to-four ratio): 1 cup sugar, 4 cups water. Microwave on high for three or four minutes. Stir and cool. NO RED COLORING is necessary!

(Smaller batch: 1/2 cup sugar, 2 cups water)

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