We are eagerly anticipating the return of our resident Ruby-throated hummingbirds. We haven't had a sighting yet this spring but are confident that it will be soon. They return like clockwork each year making their presence known at our various flowers and feeders.
|Ruby-throated HummingBird (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Our local hummingbirds are very hungry and make numerous daily trips to our porch feeders. Our hummingbird feeders are filled and ready to go. This one outside our office window is a favorite. It's constructed from a jar and has a plastic, screw on base.
We've been wanting to add a few more feeders to our other porches. We're amazed at the beautiful variety of hummingbird feeders available. Here are a few of our favorites.
|Ruby Red Cut Glass Feeder|
|These glass feeders look awesome even when they are not occupied.|
|This feeder attaches to the outside of your window - very cool!|
|No hummingbird could resist this colorful, work of art!|
|Protective Dome Feeder ~ Pretty For the Garden|
|3 for 1 - Very Pretty Too!|
|Pot De Creme Hummingbird Feeder|
|Mini -Blossom Trellis Feeder|
|Tin Angel Hummingbird Feeder|
|Yacht Race Hummingbird Feeder|
|Garden Ballet Hummingbird Feeder|
It's recommended that you change hummingbird nectar frequently. During the summer months we have no option as the birds clean us out quickly. We gave up on expensive hummingbird nectar powder years ago. We replaced it with this simple, hummingbird nectar recipe:
|4 Cups of Warm Water|
|3 Drops Red Food Coloring (OPTIONAL)|
|1 Tablespoon Sugar|
Here's a kid's tutorial on how to make your own hummingbird feeder. The activity is expert level and requires adult help. This is an excellent, rainy day family activity.
|Garden Angel with Hummingbird Dress|
|A beautiful design inspired by perfume bottles from the early 1900s|
|Rainbow Hummingbird Sun catcher|
|Hummingbird Window Ornament|
|Glass Winged Hummingbird|
|Hummingbird Copper Bird Feeder|