Make your Own Hummingbird Food Recipe #DIY #Recipe
One of things I truly love about living on a Mountain is the number of Hummingbirds we get now. Now that definitely needs more of an explanation so here goes…. & don’t laugh 🙂
I am a transplant from NY and while we did have hummingbirds it seemed never more then two at a time and definitely they seemed shyer then the NC ones. My first experience with them here in the south was when they were attacking my Mini Schnauzer Izzy. Well not attacking but pecking on her head with their long beaks. I thought “oh my goodness!…She is going to get brain damage.” Little did I realize I had put a red bandana on her to make her look stylish – well, red attracts them and attract them it sure did!!! Poor baby wouldn’t bark but just do this little whiny cry like “Are you kidding me? I’ve been birded?” haha needless to say once I realized why, that bandana was never put back on her.
The second incident happened to me. I swear I screamed bloody murder.
I love taking my laptop out on the deck and working since we usually have a great breeze from the mountain. Izzy is not their only victim, Hummingbirds actually dive bomb people! Now I am not a bee or bug fan but mercy me who ever thought I’d say I’d have to add Hummers to that list. One day I was working as usual and kept getting dived bombed from the Hummers. While they were a little scary, I just kind of ignored them. It just so happened the bees were out that day too and adding to the my distractions from work.
All of a sudden I felt like a small punch to my back and vibrations. Of course I jumped up screaming trying to get what I thought was this bee out of my shirt. Thank goodness I live where its pretty isolated. I ripped off my shirt screaming and BAM. What do I see hit the floor of the deck a baby hummer. Now I am sure both of us were going deaf from my screams and I am sure he was dazed and confused. That totally did not last long. By the time I grabbed my shirt he was wiggling around. As much as I did not want to, I reached down and scooped him up.
Oh my …What an amazing array of colors! His nose was bigger then his whole body and he truly felt like you were holding a tiny little fuzzy covered quiver. Our eyes met for about 10 seconds when all of a sudden just as fast as the incident happened he was off to terrorize again haha. Just not me — I moved into the house! LOL
DIY Hummingbird Food Recipe
Mix 1 cup sugar to 4 cups of water
Place water in large pot and bring to a boil. Add your sugar and stir until dissolved. Return to a boil and continue boiling, uncovered for 5 to 7 minutes. Watch your pot so it doesn’t boil over.
Allow to cool to room temperature. If you want the red color you can add it but not necessary my birds love it just as is.
Fill up your feeder and enjoy!
Some ask why are you boiling You need to do this to create the syrup that the hummers love!
My Hummingbirds come back every year and tell their friends 🙂
Do you have a hummingbird story? We would love to hear it!
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