We started feeding the hummingbirds here at our new cottage a couple of weeks ago. The feeder hangs off of our dining room window using a little suction cup device. Little feathery friends arrived within minutes after their food was put out. They are so fun to watch!
If you have never tried to make hummingbird food, it is incredibly easy! Add one part sugar to 4 parts water. Heat the mixture until the sugar fully dissolves. Cool the liquid completely before adding it to the feeder. Keep leftover food in the refrigerator. Do not add any food coloring, honey, or any other ingredients. It is best to clean the feeder about once a week, rinsing with one part white vinegar and four parts water. Then rinse at least three times with warm water before refilling with sugar water. It is also good to keep your feeder out of direct sunlight so that the liquid doesn’t spoil.