Feed Them and They Shall Come

I have had 2 Hummingbird feeders filled with the store bought nectar for quite a while now hanging from trees and they never came.  I don’t know if it was the nectar or the location.

After watching a couple of videos I decided to make my own basic nectar and to move the feeders.

The nectar is a 1 to 4 ratio (some sites give a different ratio). Add 1 cup of sugar for every 4 cups of water.  Mix together well in a pot and boil.   Make sure you stir well.  Let cool then pour into feeder.

Now you wait…..

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By the next morning there were Hummingbirds! By the time I got my camera ready they were gone.

Once I came home from work and after messing in the garden for a few minutes I sat and waited for them to return.

I did not have to wait long….

I believe the red one is a male Ruby-throated Hummingbird  and the less colorful one is the female Red-throated Hummingbird.

Why are males always more colorful in nature?

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Posted on June 25, 2019, in Animals and Insects, Photography and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. I’ve wondered the same thing about bird genders and the male always looking more colorful & vibrant 🤔

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  2. Some wonderful pictures Robin!

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