I forget exactly what it cost, but I’m sure I walked out of the store with a feeder and bottle of nectar mix for under $20.
Now we make the nectar at home. It’s just sugar and water. What could be easier?
The feeder is mounted on a window in the family room. All day there is a steady stream of tiny birds. They swoop in quickly, often ‘hang’ in midair, then perch on the feeder. Usually they’re solo eaters, though recently I’ve seen pairs sucking down nectar.
Earlier this afternoon there were five slurping at once! I was stunned. I was also ticked my camera was upstairs.
Hummingbirds are totally different from any other bird I’ve ever encountered. Obviously, they’re little. Their wings are constantly in motion. When nearby you hear a distinctive low pitched hum from their flapping.
Helaine was worried we’d have a large deposit of bird poop under the feeder. They must poop. Just not here. Thanks Mother Nature. Problem solved!
Stay thirsty my friends. I can sit and watch you forever.