[CT Birds] Hummingbird Feeder

jayne.amico at cox.net jayne.amico at cox.net
Mon Jun 28 10:08:10 EDT 2010

 Two weeks is not acceptable even in the coolest of weather. Sugar water solution spoils very quickly in hot weather. I would change it every two to three days at the latest in this heat. If the solution has gone cloudy it is already spoiled. I recommend to people who find this schedule to difficult to follow, to instead, plant hummingbird attracting plants. A spoiled solution is what gives bacterial and fungal infections to hummingbirds.

BTW speaking of hummingbirds I admitted a nestling ruby throat yesterday!

Jayne Amico
Southington, CT

---- Barbara Garrett <barbaragarrett at optonline.net> wrote: 
> I've gotten adequate response to my question about the downy at my HB feeder.  Thanks.
> One more question, what's the right interval to change the feeder solution (the feeder is in the shade).  I've heard everywhere from 2 weeks to two days.
> Thanks again,
> Barbara
> Stamford
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