Looking to make your own hummingbird nectar? Here is a easy recipe. 1 Part Sugar 4 Parts Water Boil 1-2 Minutes Cool & Store In Refrigerator Never use honey or artificial sweeteners! Honey ferments easily, and can cause sores in a hummers mouth. Artificial sweeteners have no food value.
As the weather grows warmer and the days grow longer, some familiar faces will begin appearing in your yard. Migrating birds such as hummingbirds, sparrows, swallows, martins and larks will be returning soon, and it’s time to prepare your garden and yard for your feathered friends. Make sure your feeders are clean: Use a scrubbing brush and [...]
Fall migration is a great time for birders. We tend to see more birds mainly because birds born in spring and summer are now heading south with all the other birds. Migration is also a time for us bird watchers to notice varieties we normally do not see. Because of the hurricane season, these strong [...]
Birds have behaviors just as we do, but if you’ve ever observed them “behaving” you know that some of their actions are just baffling! Bathing in the Dust Have you ever witnessed a bird “bathing” in dust? Believe it or not, birds will often do this to either reduce moisture, align feather barbs (a series of branches [...]
Would you like to attract hummingbirds to your yard or garden? Hummingbirds are attracted to flowers, shrubs, vines and trees. Below is a list of flowers, shrubs, vines, and trees that hummingbirds are attracted to. Note: none of these need to be red in color, although the color red is attractive to hummingbirds. If in doubt [...]