Hummingbirds are always an enjoyable addition to any yard.  Here are a few tips for feeding hummingbirds:    

  • Fill  feeder with 1 part white cane sugar and four parts water.  Water does not need to be boiled and can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
  • Do not add red food coloring to the water as it may be harmful to the birds.
  • Clean feeders with water and/or bleach water but avoid using soap as it can leave a harmful residue.
  • Putting fluorescent red or orange surveyor’s tape, non-sticky, near your feeder may attract more hummingbirds as they are believed to be sensitive to ultraviolet light which is reflected by the tape.    
  • Consider hummingbird feeders that have perches to give the small bird a rest while eating.     
  • Hummingbirds eat insects so always remember not to use pesticides anywhere near where birds may be feeding. 
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