The Joy of a Hummingbird Feeder
Add a touch of magic to your day (even if its not from whom you'd expect)!
Do you have a hummingbird feeder at home?
Our Social Media Manager Caroline hung up her first Hummingbird feeder recently and has loved the frequent visit from these ethereal birds since! Here are a few important things to keep in mind if you want to put up a hummingbird feeder:
The recommended recipe is 1 part white sugar to 4 parts water, boiled together until all the sugar is dissolved (we've just stirred it really well and not had any problems)
Be sure to clean the feeder often, especially in the these muggy summer months mold can develop quickly.
You do not need to add red die to attract them, sometimes it can even be harmful (in fact Caroline's hummingbird feeder is navy blue with tiny red flowers - that is all it takes to get their attention and once they locate your feeder they won't soon forget it)!
If you've got outdoor cat be aware that hummingbirds are typically unaware of the threat they pose and can easily fall prey to them so keep an eye out!
If you've already got a feeder up you've probably noticed that female hummingbirds have appeared in the last few weeks after spending the early summer months building nests, roosting, and tending to the young.