“Like the hummingbird sipping nectar from every flower, I fly joyfully through my days, seeing beauty in everything.” ~ Amethyst Wyldfyre
The severe drought of 2011 brought Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in record numbers to our backyard feeders in the fall. Flowers all year were scarce, so in order to get their little tanks full for their long journey to the south, they relied on our daily feeder maintenance to build fat stores.
These miniature feathered friends drank more than a gallon of solution per day during the peak, cooked from scratch in my kitchen in usual fashion with 4 parts water, 1 part sugar, boiled 5 minutes, then cooled.
So fun to watch.
Stop. Look. Listen.
Enjoy all nature has to offer.