Okay, so I kinda have a little passion for these flying critters! (Not the same passion my cat has for them! I do keep the feeders up high and safe, PETA, not to worry.) I counted 14 this morning which is a lot for me.
I had an ant problem to solve. This little green device really does the trick! It has insecticide in it which keeps the ants from coming up the post.
Hummingbird food: mix 1 part sugar to 4 parts water. No food coloring!
Stir real well.
Microwave almost to a boil.
Cool completely. I use ice if the birds just can't wait! Otherwise, I fill my sink with cold water. Transfer mix to a plastic container and stir or just let sit.
Fill feeder. For 14 of them(I think that's how many. It is kinda hard to count them because those little boogers are soooo fast!) I fill one feeder a day. Be sure to wash out your feeder each time. Sugar does tend to turn fast in the hot sun and ya don't need inebriated birds (they don't hold their liquor very well!) You can store it in the refrig. for up to 5 days. I, myself, would rather make it fresh I guess. Sure wish you could hear these chatty little things.... They are quite verbal, squeaky little things...