Hummingbird’s food includes nectar, pollen, tree sap, and fruit juice. They feed near about 6 to 8 hours per day. If you are interested to make hummingbird visit your house for feeding, then there are many different ways and sources for that.
Nectar producing colourful flowers is the most attractive thing for these birds. Avoid spraying pesticides on them as it will remove natural food sources and can be dangerous for birds too.
One can also place the feeder in your garden or near the kitchen filled with classic nectar recipe, which will attract more hummingbirds. This is an easy and inexpensive way to feed them.
This nectar recipe can be stored for a longer time in the refrigerator and small batches can be poured in the feeder for them to feed their hunger. Avoid putting any artificial dye products in it. There are varieties of feeders available in the market made of glass and plastic.
Placing different kinds and designs of feeders will attract birds more and different sizes can accommodate different feeding likings. Place the feeder either very close to the window or at least 5 feet away to avoid the window collision.
Choose feeders that have built-in insect traps to avoid any other insects or bees to come in. Fill the feeder sufficiently and don’t allow it to overflow. Ensure to clean it regularly.
Preparing a hummingbird food recipe is easy by following simple steps.Print
- 4 cups of water
- 1 cup of sugar
- In a bowl, mix water and sugar and boil it till the sugar is not melted and water is not clear.
- Stir is occasionally
- Keep it to cool and then pour it to the hummingbird feeder
- Pour the remaining nectar in a plastic or glass jar in the refrigerator for later use.