Saturday, March 31, 2012

Hummingbirds return to Florida

Its that time of year again that the hummingbird returns to Florida.  In late March and April you will begin to see them appear at your feeders so have them ready.  I make my own nectar and you can as well its very simple to make.  First off make sure your feeder is clean, you may want to rinse it out with some boiled water to make sure its clean and let it air dry in the sun for a few hours.     I only make a small amount of nectar at a time because my feeders are in the sun and it will spoil your nectar in just a few days, probably before your birds get to drink it, unless you have many of them.  I take a sauce pan,  1 cup of water to 1/4 cup of regular sugar, and boil it for only about a min or two, then let it sit till it cools. It will last a few days in the sun and about a week in the shade.  Try not to let it stay in the feeder any longer than that because your hummingbirds could become ill.  I will try to post some more information and photos on hummingbirds in the future!  Till then enjoy your little feathered friends......blessings

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