I have found the perfect recipe for Hummingbird food that works every time. It attracts hummingbirds constantly. Hummingbirds require an enormous amount of food each day which causes them to eat often. I have 1 feeder in my front yard and 1 in the back yard that get refilled weekly.
To make, boil the 2 cups of water. Once boiling, turn off heat and stir in the sugar until dissolved. Let cool completely before filling up your feeder.
The bird pictured below is the ruby-throated hummingbird.
I found that keeping the feeder really clean is important. In the past I have tried that pink colored hummingbird food that sometimes comes with feeders and that didn’t work at all.
Did you know their name comes from the fact that they flap their wings so fast (about 80-100 times per second) that they make a humming noise?
Notice the bird on the sidewalk? He photo-bombed my hummingbird pictures.
I also found an app where you can track the hummingbirds migration as a “citizen scientist” which is a great idea for kids. Find it here.
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