Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A Bird's Eye View: Making Hummingbird Food

My husband & I have loved watching birds enjoy our bird-feeders & birdhouses for some time now. We had a pair of Carolina Chickadees that stayed with us for over a year before taking off for greener pastures (ie: have I told you that one of our dogs is a bird dog?!). While I am not quite ready to invest in bird-watching binoculars, I do want to continue to add to our collection. There is nothing like waking up in the morning to the sound of our little friends chirping!

To keep the squirrels away, we use “Cajun” birdseed for all of our bird-feeders. If you have never purchased Cole’s Hot Meats, you should know two things: 1. It is a bit expensive  2. It absolutely works. Bonus: the name makes me giggle :)

I recently purchased a glass hummingbird feeder that I will place right outside my bedroom window. Keeping the steep price of our regular birdseed in mind, I thought it might be nice to try to make our own nectar for the hummingbird feeder. All you need is sugar & water, (food coloring is optional).

Boil water with sugar, let cool
Pour into your feeder & place the rest in a milk carton
I think this is adorable! And isn't this just so "green" of us? :)

I would love to share pictures of hummingbirds enjoying their yummy nectar but, what can I say? They are very fast & therefore hard to photograph! So, enjoy a few pics from my yard that celebrate Spring!


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