Hummingbird Feeders – Your Guide to Get Hummingbirds Buzzing Around Your Backyard
Hummingbirds are wonderfully unique birds to watch. They flutter, hover, dodge, dart and just simply seem to play. However, all that moving around burns a tremendous amount of energy and they need to feed frequently. They literally fly to eat and eat to fly!
What is the hummingbird feeder for? Most people don’t realize that the main food of the hummingbird is insects, but they need the sugar rich nectar to provide them the energy to search for the insects, that is where we humans come in. Hummingbird feeders are usually filled with a mixture of 4 parts water to one part sugar. This mixture should be boiled to ensure all impurities are killed. Any excess can be refrigerated until needed. The mixture should be changed at least once a week and more frequently in very warm weather. In addition to changing the nectar, the feeder should be