Refilling A Hummingbird Feeder

My sister sent me the sugar shaker device so that I can easily and accurately mix the proper amount of water and sugar to feed these beautiful tiny birds, I love them! This is a sticky job that needs to be done in a sink or tub, otherwise, your hands get really sticky.

I recommend using a bucket to move the feeder into the house and back because this sugar water actually leaves a slightly dark stain on pavements! It’s currently 106 degrees and I actually worked up a sweat refilling the feeder and hand-scrubbing one of the birdbaths out.

They get some nasty marine growth in just three days so it needs a drain and scrub every third day. Yuck. I use the Reverse Osmosis water for the feeders now instead of the city tap water which smells like chlorine!

4 thoughts on “Refilling A Hummingbird Feeder

  1. Having a bottle brush handy is helpful for cleaning the feeder. I have two feeders and so it’s quick to change the feeders, but you still have to clean up the one that just became empty. Nice post, John.

    • Thank you so much, Anneli! I like watching them, or waiting for them, in a chair in the backyard or through the glass door in my bedroom. So cute! There has been two birds doing what I think of as a dance in midair, my sister says that they are fighting over the two feeders. 🥰

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