5/18/11

Hummingbirds, Sweet, Sweet Nectar!

Time is right...time is now...to get those hummingbird feeders out at the lake!

Soooooo, out of storage they came, washed and cleaned and ready to go!  I didn't have any 'store bought' nectar so I decided to make my own!

It's really a simple inexpensive recipe: 1 cup pure white granulated sugar
                                                         4 cups boiling water
(Yep! That's all!)
                                       Mix well until all sugar is dissolved. Cool. When cold, pour into feeder. Simple!!

(Careful, if you spill you will have an invasion...an ant invasion in your house!)


I added a few drops of red food coloring to make it pretty for us humans!! (However I've since learned that it has no nutritional value and the red dye may actually damage their kidneys. I probably won't add red anymore!)

And now we wait...and wait...and there, I think I see...hurry get the camera...yep, it is...one hummingbird! Success!!


Do you know how many snaps I had to make to get one good (well, semi-good) photo of Hummingbird in flight? 100s!!




 Several hummingbirds have partaken of the sweet nectar...
Have you noticed my cute hangers?

Now if my friend and me will remember to keep the water fresh we will have hummingbirds all season!! I really need to invest in more hummingbird friendly flowers...ummm, I see a road trip comin' on!!

Have the hummingbirds visited you this season? Send me a note...

Have a Blessed Day!! And see ya down the junkin' road!!

Jan

5 comments:

Gail @ Sophisticated Steps said...

I love hummingbirds!!! All birds, really. I had a hummingbird feeder years ago growing up. Made our own nectar, too. These days, we have a regular feeder. The kids and I love to watch the cardinals and painted buntings.

Thanks for reminding me about the hummingbirds! I should get a feeder. I know the kids would love them, too. :)

Can't believe you attracted them so quickly!

Sophisticated Steps

Ruthie's Renewed Treasures said...

Very fun. We don't see too many here in Texas but we are headed to CO this summer and I know this recipe will come in handy! Ruthie

Designs on 47th Street said...

Hey! :) Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit today. Do come again. Yes! I've had hummingbirds stopping by for almost two weeks already. I have seen for sure two different types. They stick around all summer here in the midwest. Love watching them. I also have baby bluebirds in a house in my backyard just about ready to fledge. So fun to watch the birds.

Donna

At The Picket Fence said...

Hi Jan! I just wanted to stop by and thank you for visiting us at the Fence yesterday and entering our fantastic Giveaway. It is so fun to meet new folks here in blogland and we hope to see much more of you in the future! :-)
Vanessa

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love hummingbirds and we need to make our nectar (no food coloring for us) and put them out. They have been by this week looking for the feeders. Love your hangers. hugs, Linda