Ruby-throated Hummingbird visiting my feeder

I love having my high view Aspect hummingbird feeder right out my dining room window.  This morning a female Ruby-throated Hummingbird had breakfast right along with me.  The high view perch allows the hummingbird to rest while it takes a drink. The heat sours the syrup quickly so I only put out a few ounces at a time and replenish every few days.  An easy way to prepare the syrup is to boil 1 cup of water with 1 cup of sugar for 2 minutes. Cool completely and dilute ¼ cup of the concentrate with ¾ cup water to use in the feeder.  I then freeze three ¼ cup amounts in 8 oz tubs to use later.  When I need a fresh mix I simply take out the frozen concentrate and fill tub with water and let it thaw.  Birds are happy, I am happy – no mess!

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