Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds
Yes, it’s time to put out your feeders!

Some sites on hummingbirds are saying the red coloring are harming some and making them sick. The red feeder will draw them. You do not need red dye to draw the hummingbirds.
“Clear Sugarwater Nectar:
A healthy hummingbird feeder recipe.
* Boil 4 cups water for 3 minutes
* Stir in 1 cup pure granulated sugar
* Cool to room temperature
* Store remaining mix in fridge for 7 to 10 days.
Do not substitute sugar. Do not add red nectar, red dye, honey or anything else.
Boiling water not only kills most bacteria and viruses, it also removes many other microorganisms and some chemicals.
If you choose to use non-boiled water, please discard all nectar after 24 hours.

Recommended Feeder Schedule
* 70°-84°F: Clean feeder and replace nectar every 3 days
* 85°-87°F: Clean feeder and replace nectar every 2 days
* 88°F and up: Clean feeder and replace nectar every single day.
More about feeding hummingbirds…
* Cloudy nectar indicates bacteria, which is harmfull.?Discard nectar, clean the feeder and add fresh clear nectar.
* Black residue indicates mold, which is harmful.?Discard nectar, clean the feeder and add fresh clear nectar.

Yes, if you haven’t put out your feeder, now is the time!
“Put feeders up by mid-March to attract early migrants–a week or two later in the northern U.S. and Canada, a week or two earlier along the Gulf Coast (see average arrival dates at Migration Map). DON’T wait until you see your first Ruby-throated Hummingbird of the spring, which may be well after the first ones arrive.” ~~Happinest

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