[Tweeters] Hummingbird feeders
hikersammy at msn.com
Sun Dec 26 14:07:02 PST 2021
Very dangerous to assume what you hear is just fine. NO on the Glycerin. Before you spread information, make sure it's true and you can always send Cornell Lab an email to verify.
Use only granulated white cane sugar and fresh water. Store bought hummingbird food contains preservatives; avoid it. Never use honey which is fatal to hummingbirds; do not use food coloring, artificial sweeteners or other forms of sugar. Make sure the mixture is at room temperature before hanging the feeder.
it is OK during these cold times to up the ratio of sugar to 1/3 to 1.
From: Tweeters <tweeters-bounces at mailman11.u.washington.edu> on behalf of Vicki <vickibiltz at gmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, December 25, 2021 10:56 PM
To: David Hutchinson <florafaunabooks at hotmail.com>
Cc: tweeters at u.washington.edu <tweeters at u.washington.edu>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Hummingbird feeders
You are joking about the glycerine, right???
On Sat, Dec 25, 2021 at 4:03 PM David Hutchinson <florafaunabooks at hotmail.com<mailto:florafaunabooks at hotmail.com>> wrote:
A few more suggestions taken from feeder operators in
the Magnolia/Queen Anne areas :
For vertical feeders, wool socks, carefully attached.
Labor intensive - have a bunch of loaded feeders ready
and swap them out as often as you can tolerate.
Finally take some glycerine and put a few drops in each
of your feeders. It should lower the freezing temperature
a few degrees abd apparently does no harm.
David Hutchinson, 206-499-7305
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