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My husband and I live in Colorado for the past 10 years. This is the most beautiful state we have ever seen and you can't beat the weather here. We share our home with 3 talkative Siamese cats.

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We live in Metro Denver and our favorite birds to watch are Hummingbirds and Blue Jays. We never thought we would be able to attract Hummingbirds to our yard. We thought they only like it in the mountains and foothills.

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We put up a few Hummie feeders in our new backyard this year and we now have Hummingbirds frequenting our yard...we have noticed Broadtail and also Rufous!

*You don't need to purchase the nectar from stores in order to attract Hummingbirds. Most of the nectar offered in stores contains RED dye which is HARMFUL to Hummingbirds! All you need is to purchase a Hummingbird feeder which has the color red somewhere on it. Hummingbirds are highly attracted to the color red.





Hummingbird Nectar Receipe

1 part sugar to 4 parts water. For every cup of water just add 1/4 cup sugar. Mix well until all the sugar is dissolved. It is easier to mix the solution well if you use warm water. You can mix a big batch of nectar and store it safely in your refrigerator for 1-2 weeks. Hummies seem to like it when their nectar is given to them cold from the fridge! Wash feeders with very HOT water and change the nectar every 2-3 days in temps above 90* or nectar will spoil and could harm the Hummingbirds.

If you should find an injured Hummingbird Please search the link below for a Wildlife Rehabilitator in your area:

wildlifecare.org


I live in: United States

My zone is: z5 Denver, CO

My favorite forum 1 is Hummingbird Garden.

My favorite forum 2 is Bird Watching.

First registered on June 13, 2005 .