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By the way. If you put up hummer feeders it is really best not to use the colored premade-crap-kind of nectar. Food coloring is bad enough for us bigguns never mind a critter as small as a hummingbird. It is also so much cheaper to make your own. Sugar and water. That's it.
Here's the recipe for the syrup:
- Use one part ordinary white cane sugar to four parts water.
- It's not necessary to boil the water. The microorganisms that cause fermentation don't come from the water; they are transported to the feeder on hummingbird bills.
- Store unused syrup in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Read this if you care to know more about dye in hummer food: http://www.hummingbirds.net/dye.html
Also try to find a feeder with a perch. While they have no problem feeding with out one, every ounce of energy they can save is a huge help to survival.
Photos were all taken holding the camera in my right hand while holding the feeder in the other hand.