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Hummingbird Nectar Recipe

Post by Mini on Sat May 09, 2009 9:33 pm

In 1 cup water, dissolve 1/4 cup sugar.

That's it!

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Re: Hummingbird Nectar Recipe

Post by Sandytoo on Mon May 18, 2009 8:52 pm

Thanks, Mini. I recently bought a hand blown glass Hummingbird feeder and hadnt yet looked up how to make the nectar. Now I know and its easy to remember!
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Re: Hummingbird Nectar Recipe

Post by Mini on Fri May 22, 2009 8:54 am

You're welcome Smile

If you can find it in your area, try to pick up Bakers Sugar. It's superfine and dissolves very easily!

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Re: Hummingbird Nectar Recipe

Post by Sandytoo on Fri May 22, 2009 9:27 pm

I will do that.....thanks again!
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Re: Hummingbird Nectar Recipe

Post by Unique2wh0 on Sat May 23, 2009 9:26 pm

I wanted to try and put out some nectar for Hummingbirds but, the Prince told me I have to change it every day or they will get sick!! So...I am not good at that kind of deadline thingy so nixed the idea. Not into kill'n no hummingbirds Shocked If you girls ever get some and can take pics I would love to see them Smile
I did put out a bird feeder and getting all kinds of birds..so fun to watch. Laughing

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Re: Hummingbird Nectar Recipe

Post by Mini on Sun May 24, 2009 1:46 am

De'Anna, the only time you have to worry about changing out the nectar is if the weather gets hot - and then, you only need to change it out every 2-3 days. Store bought nectar needs to be changed much more frequently due to the additional/unnecessary ingredients they put in the food, but the straight sugar water can be left out much longer. I keep my feeders in the shade, and I've never had to worry about changing out the nectar - even though I live in desert - as the birds drain the feeders dry in a couple of days Wink

We get a ton of hummers. I have 4 feeders in the front yard and 3 feeders in the back yard. Since the little suckers get a wee bit territorial, they're spread far apart. Otherwise, one will claim all and will be the only one that gets to eat!

Here's a link to some hummingbird facts:

http://www.hummingbirds.net/feeders.html

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Re: Hummingbird Nectar Recipe

Post by Darlene on Sun Aug 16, 2009 1:44 pm

They also recommend adding red food coloring to attract the hummers.
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Re: Hummingbird Nectar Recipe

Post by Mini on Sun Aug 16, 2009 2:39 pm

I never use food coloring and they find it just fine - likely due to the nipple on the feeders being red. They are hungry little critters!

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Re: Hummingbird Nectar Recipe

Post by Darlene on Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:02 pm

And cute too. I saw the other day where there is a Hummingbird moth it looks just like the bird but not as big & it likes the same things the birds like too.
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Post by Unique2wh0 on Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:42 pm

I had to look that up too just sounded so cool and they ARE!! Looks as if there are several colors and body types. Some call them Hummingbird hawk moths and some just hummingbird moths..maybe the same, dunno but they are cool! The Prince says we have them here in Colorado.. Rolling Eyes I never seen them so gonna research that too cuz he has to be right..always LOLOL

Have you seen one in person Darlene?
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Re: Hummingbird Nectar Recipe

Post by Darlene on Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:40 am

Thanks I hadn't seen that before.
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