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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Feed the Hummingbirds!

It's been a relatively chilly and damp summer in Seattle this year, and I've forgotten to put my hummingbird feeder outside my kitchen window. What a thrill to catch sight of their iridescent feathers and wings churning at impossible speeds while I'm washing the dishes. I make my own "nectar" and you can even make your own feeder.  I'm going to do it today! (see instructions below)

Boil one cup water for a minute to purify--add 1/4 cup white sugar and stir until dissolved.  Let the solution cool completely before adding it to the feeder.  Make sure to change it once a week, especially in hot weather, so that the nectar does not ferment.

Make a Feeder from recycled materials:

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