WEATHER ADVISORY FOR HUMMINGBIRDS!
Many residents in our area have reported a huge increase in activity at their hummingbird feeders the past month as the weather cools and vegetation diminishes.
You can help them by offering a sugar-water solution placed in specially designed hummingbird feeders. The simple recipe for this nectar solution is mixing four parts of water to one part of common table sugar. Pour the clear nectar into your hummingbird feeder to attract these amazing birds.
Place the feeder in a shaded location and change the nectar every 3 days to help prevent spoilage. Multiple feeders will help to minimized squabbles and reduce crowding.
The Anna's Hummingbird winter in the lower mainland and gulf islands and if temperatures go below freezing, it is helpful to keep the nectar from freezing by bringing the feeder in at night and placing it out first thing in the morning or by adding a Hummingbird Feeder Heater.
The Hummer Hearth Heater can attach to most saucer style hummingbird feeders and will keep your feeder from freezing.
Hummer Hearth Heater: $49.99 (feeder sold separately)
The Hummer Hearth Heater can be added to your online order by calling us at 604-536-4011 or by emailing us at [email protected]
Some solutions to keeping your feeder from freezing:
- Bring feeders in at night
- insulate with plumbing tape or bubble wrap or wrap a sock
-hang feeder above or below a trouble spot light or non-LED lights
- keep out of wind and snow
-Some Christmas lights that give off heat can be wrapped around the feeder (non-LED)