Hummingbirds are one of my all time favorite little birds to watch. Every year they visit our garden in the early spring and stay until early Autumn. During those months, I spend a lot of time sitting in our sunroom watching the little birds flit between flowers. No matter what else I have happening around the house, I always find myself pulling away to the sunroom for brief moments throughout the day hoping to catch sight of these little birds. I have been recording the hummingbird visits to the garden all summer, so watch out for upcoming posts! Hopefully seeing them in action will make you understand why I love these little birds so much.
About The Tree And Feeders
If you too want to enjoy the company of hummingbirds around your garden, hang a nectar feeder and plant brightly colored plants in your garden. For the best effect (and for easiest viewing), place the nectar feeders on a very small tree. The branches are easier for the hummingbird to sit on and they often end up being in your line of vision. We used to have a small tree sapling that the hummingbird favored, but since the sapling died last year, we put up a branch that we cut down from one of the adult trees. The hummingbirds seem to enjoy the bare branches. They like to rest on the branches between sips from the nectar feeder. On this branch/”tree” we hung up three feeders; the main feeder is hung with red ribbon because hummingbirds are attracted to bright red colors.
About The Nectar Solution
To fill the feeders, I simply add water and sugar in a 4:1 ratio and shake well until all the sugar is dissolved. The way the birds sit on the tree and go for a drink and then sit watching from the branch, again, is so adorable. I am attaching a video of the hummingbirds below so you too can enjoy it!