Humming Bird Food
Who said sugar is bad for health? Your hummingbirds would totally disagree with this statement! These small and high-energy birds flit from flower to flower looking for nectar (hummingbird food). Commonly, hummingbirds are one of the most popular birds, which people try to attract to their gardens or yards.
The simplest way of attracting hummingbirds is to add plants to your garden on the bird likes to feed. In Nature, hummingbird food includes flowering plants such as honeysuckle or trumpet creepers. The next best solution is to mount a hummingbird feeder where you can watch it and you can easily fill the bird feeder with hummingbird food.
Steps to make a Humming Bird Food
The recipe hummingbird food is derived from the old standard recipe. Please be aware that a lot of research is performed for making the most beneficial source of hummingbird food replacement. Following are the steps of the recipe for making hummingbird food.
- The classic formulation is to make a solution of one part of sugar to four parts of water. Generally, the experts suggest that you use cane sugar (the white granulated type is fine.) Starting with a one-cup of water and ј cup of sugar would be more than enough, to begin with. However, you can also prepare more bird food and store it, if you want. Let the recipe get cool and then store it in the refrigerator. Remember; do not store it for more than a couple of weeks.
- The water should be boiled first which will make your work easier. Since the sugar will get dissolved easily in the boiled water. It will also aid to eliminate the chlorine and any other bacteria in the water.
- Note that you can depart from the above-given ratio, according to the requirement. In fact, in the wintertime, you may need to add more sugar to boost the energy content of the mix.
- Stir the mixture until the sugar gets dissolved. That’s all there is to make hummingbird food.
Points to remember while making a Humming Bird Food
Following are some of the points that should be remembered, while preparing food for hummingbirds. It includes.
- Be sure to use real sugar not artificial sweeteners. The artificial sweeteners have “low calorie,” which means they do not have nutritional value and will not provide any nutritional value to your loving birds.
- Avoid using honey, as it has different sugars and it tends the hummingbird food to ferment quicker.
- Natural nectar or hummingbird food is odorless and clear. Therefore, there is no need to add coloring (red) to mix in the food. The color of the hummingbird feeder should be enough to attract your hummingbirds.
- However, after you have made the hummingbird food to fill in the bird feeder, it is very necessary that you clean your hummingbird feeder before filling it.
If you decide to put the hummingbird feeders in your yard, try to keep them full and clean. The hummingbirds will get used to finding a food source in your yard. When the natural nectar resources are hard to find, they will come to your bird feeder for food.
So, if you are looking to attract beautiful hummingbirds to your garden or yard, remember to provide them with flowers, water, and some food. Soon, you will have a flock of hummingbirds who return to your yard each year!
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