I don’t know this artist but I found her on Twitter. Take a look at this shot!
— Belinda L Greb (@BelindaGreb) June 13, 2015
Baby Hummingbirds are fed a nectar + insect diet. The mother who rears the chicks consumes the nectar + insects then regurgitates to feed the chicks.
Here’s a picture I found on twitter
— No Static at All (@BeingMiceElf) May 31, 2015
Here’s a great article I found on twitter about what happens when you don’t wash out your hummingbird feeders. I’m not going to spoil to plot but you will be pissed when you read this…
— Queen of Green (@QueenofGreen) May 28, 2015
@GardenMentor ran across the Anna’s Hummingbird while gardening. Really good close up shots of the bird, nest, and eggs. Check it out.
— gardenmentor (@gardenmentor) June 5, 2015
Here’s a good shot I found on Twitter of a hummingbird sitting on a nest.
Just to give you a thought about the size of the nest, this hummingbird will be no larger than 3.5″. Hummingbirds bind the exterior of the nest with spider’s silk. The interior can be lined with animal hair and plant down.
The male hummingbird spends a few seconds aiding in reproduction then the rest consisting of building the nest, nesting on the eggs, and caring for the young falls to the female.
— Tom Purdy (@TomPurdyWI) June 1, 2015
Pretty cool watch this hummingbird in slow motion. From @fezUnit on twitter
Here’s a cool video of a Ruby-throated Hummingbird drinking nectar from a Fire Pink Wildflower.
I found a great article on Hummingbird nesting habits. It covers the male and female participation in preparing the nest, what the nest is made of, incubation period, and when the hatchling will fledge.
The Sugar Shaker Nectar Maker is an idea born straight out of a simple need… How can you get the correct sugar to water ratio when one is a solid (sugar) and the other a liquid (water) when making hummingbird nectar?
You may know that the correct ratio to make hummingbird nectar is 1 part sugar to 4 parts water. Even though it seems simple enough, I’ve notice while selling customers nectar that they look a little confused when I explain the mixture.
I thought if I simply created a container that had one line for the hummingbird sugar and one for the water all the confusion would go away. Since the hummingbird nectar must be mixed and the sugar must be completely dissolved I had to think of the easiest and fastest way to do that. The solution: shake it up!
I made our Sugar Shaker Nectar Maker leak proof and gave it an easy to pour top. The Sugar Shaker Nectar Maker is fast, easy to use, and easy to clean. It even has an internal grate in it to help break down the sugar as it is being shaken to make sure your hummingbird nectar solution is completely dissolved.
The best types of sugar to use are those found in your local wild bird stores or nature centers. They are finely ground sucrose, with no additives or dyes. Since the sugar is finely ground you can use cold water in the mix.
If you make too much nectar just close the lid on the Sugar Shaker Nectar Maker and place the container in the refrigerator.
The Sugar Shaker Nectar Maker is fast, easy, clean ,and reusable. Simply the easiest way to make your hummingbird nectar. Buy it online or find a local retailer today.