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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Hummingbird Watching

This year we hung our hummingbird feeder slightly differently than in years past, and it has afforded us continuous enjoyment of the hummingbird pair that frequents our feeder.  We hung the feeder from a nail in the eave and used string and an S hook to drop the feeder down so it sits at about chest height in the stationary part of the sliding glass door.  This allows us to see the hummingbirds very well from right on the deck, as well as from our dining room table.  We can watch the hummingbirds enjoy a treat from inside or outside!

The recipe shown above is adapted from the National Zoo.  I just think hummingbirds are so amazing and beautiful!  And I love to photograph them!!  :) 

UPDATE: After posting this on Facebook, an Ornithologist friend reminded me that it is also important to clean the feeders often.   I should have mentioned that I take mine apart and boil all the parts every time I refill it.  She cleans hers by scrubbing all the parts with soap and water at least once a week. 

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer!  I can't believe how quickly it is flying by!

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