Jun 14, 2017 | Featured Web Article

Hummingbird Nectar Recipe

Hummingbirds flock around a backyard nectar feeder.
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Ingredients
For 1 quart:
4 cups water
1 cup sugar

Instructions:
1. Fill a 1 quart mason jar with 1 cup water.
2. "Nuke" in microwave for 3 minutes.
3. Carefully remove to sink–it will be very hot!
4. Pour 1 cup sugar into jar and stir until dissolved.
5. Fill jar with cool water.
6. Fill clean feeder(s) with nectar.
7. Cover jar with lid and refrigerate.

P.S. Hummers will take cold nectar, but it's always a good idea to warm the nectar to room temperature before refilling the feeder.



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  • This is a good point. While cleaning mine, I kinda got the impression the cheep cheeps were waiting on me since they started chirping as soon as I brought it outside again. I swear they are so smart. Within five minutes of filling the feeder up, they are there to feast.cheers Cheep cheeps!
    by Kimber timbers, Fri, 20 Jul 2018
  • Hahaha, I love the ending remark "that area will have already been well -fertilized!"I've noticed that there are more cheep cheeps right after I clean the bird feeder compared to how many there are right before it was cleaned...so cheep cheeps do like and appreciate a well maintained feeder and they are worth the effort. : )
    by Kimber timbers, Fri, 20 Jul 2018
  • The storm saying seems true so far. We had as party at our bird feeder right before our last storm... 6 at once but different cheeps cheeps would come and go so there were more than 6 for sure..and squirrels eating with the birds
    by Kimber timbers, Fri, 13 Jul 2018
  • I know and do clean my feeders both for seed and for hummingbird liquid. I have a vase full of different size brushes that are only for this purpose. I have friends however who NEVER clean their feeders or bird baths, and it’s gross! I am ringing this article and will have to give out to the few offenders I know. I can’t imagine looking at such mess and not cleaning it, but not everyone thinks resale. Part of responsible bird watching/loving is to make the time and take the effort to do this.
    by Carol, Tue, 10 Jul 2018
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