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2 Ноябрь 2011

Recipe For Hummingbird Food

Most glass hummingbird feeders sold today have some degree of how to make hummingbird food red in them, red attracts the hummingbird. Although there have not been any testing done on the effects of the dye on birds, please Do Not use red food coloring in the solution you use for your hummingbird feeders, it could harm your swift winged wonders. If you don’t feel there is enough red in your Sapphire Twist glass hummingbird feeder just tie a small red ribbon around your feeder.

As winter approaches adding decorative gazebo bird feeders to your backyard display of wooden lawn ornaments will not only enhance your garden d??cor birdhouses but will attract your feathered friends and makes sure they have enough to eat all year long. Placing your birdfeeders under trees where plants don’t readily grow will give an otherwise barren area new life and give protection to the visiting birds. Birds will frequent areas that have plenty of food and were they will feel safe.

Always have a source of water for your quest, even in the dead of winter; bird baths that won’t freeze in the winter are available. What you put in your gazebo bird feeders can determine what type of birds you will attract. If your birdfeeders have black sunflower seeds, sometimes called oil seeds, they will attract cardinals, woodpeckers, blue jays, nuthatches and many more. Chickadees, titmice, and downy woodpeckers are attracted to gazebo bird feeders with safflower seeds, a slightly smaller seed than the black sunflower seed. A good food supply, water, and a safe environment will bring the migrating birds to your birdfeeders on their way south and will keep your local residents happy and coming back for more.

If you haven’t already seen the mess a store bought bag of mixed birdseed makes around your gazebo bird feeders then I am here to tell you, don’t buy mixed birdseed. They contain a lot of filler, like red millet, something most birds won’t eat. It just gets kicked to the ground where it rots. Mixed birdseed for your birdfeeders is not a bargain. Plain and simple, buy the seeds you know your birds want.

It is spring at long last, and here in Colorado, it seems we have been ready and waiting a long time to glimpse our favourite bird, the hummingbird. We love seeing these petite, graceful animals of such bright color outside our windowpane. There have been a few summers here that we have seen twenty various hummingbirds at our two hummingbird feeders sipping on our homemade hummingbird food. We had to replenish them daily just to stay caught up with the hungry birds!

We are lucky to have really great soil in our yard, although most of this part of the state is pitiful, stony soil. This makes growing perennials simpler and makes the flowers more plentiful. I say simpler since we’re in a high-desert clime and have to irrigate constantly to keep things growing.

Those two things: heavy blooms, and running the sprinkler system help draw in the hummingbirds to our property. With their specially configured snouts and long tongues, they just love the blossoms fitted to their shape. Our aquileges, torch lilies and buddleias are like big signs promoting a hummingbird-friendly playground.


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