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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Happy Hungry Hummingbirds

Okay, first things first, since I have been so sporadic with my posting lately,
be sure and go over to the right and sign up for an e-mail notice when I have a new post.
That way when I finally get around to it, you will know and you won't have that disappointing
blog check that you have already seen before.

Now down to business.
Hummingbirds and what to feed them.
If you live in Oklahoma, you will see our little hummingbird friends from about late March to September/October.
That's when you will need to put out your feeder and keep it full.
If you put out a feeder keep it full.
Oh, did I already say that?
That's because the little guys rely on you, so don't tease them.
Alright, let's make some hummingbird grub.
4 parts water to one part sugar.
So that means 4 cups of water and 1 cup of sugar or any variation thereof.
I'm pretty sure I have never used the word "thereof" until now.

The water is brought to a boil to get rid of all contaminates.
I add the sugar after boiling, but you can just pour it all in at once
and microwave until boiling bubbles appear.
My microwave boils 4 cups of water in about 8 minutes.
Easy and brings lots of hummingbird porch moments that you will enjoy.

I wish I could say that this guy was on my back porch, but no.
This is one of the giant hummingbirds we saw in the rain forrest.
They were very people friendly and allowed some great photos.
Check them out below.

These hummingbirds were at least twice, if not more, as big as the ones I see on my back porch.

Watch out!
Coming in for a landing.
That was the other cool thing about their feeders in Costa Rica.
They provided the little guys with a perch.
So, the old rumour that hummingbirds never perch, untrue.

Now I just have to go on Costa Rica and find one of those
perchy feeders and we will be all set.

Try it for yourself, I promise you won't regret it.

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