Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Hummingbirds Texas Style

Hummingbird season is here, so we hung our feeder. That day 15 Hummingbirds showed up!!! The Hummingbird wars began, so we quickly hung a second feeder. We're enjoying their twittering frenzy, and seeing several at a time sit in the open branches above the feeders. Let the video download completely and enjoy.

I've discovered what I think is the perfect Hummingbird feeder. Check it out below. It has 4 parts that all snap apart easily for cleaning, and a wide mouth for filling. It holds 32 ounces. It is made by "First Nature" and can be ordered through several Internet sites.

Our Charm of Hummingbirds (Yep, that's a flock of them!) drink 3 cups of juice a day! Our feeders hold 4 cups each. We're making a gallon at a time now! Maybe it's my recipe that they like. The secret recipe is to boil one cup of water, turn off the heat, and add 1/4 cup of sugar. Do not add food coloring. The red plastic on the feeder is enough to attract them. If you make extra juice, it can be kept in the refrigerator for one week. Happy Hummingbird feeding!