Feeding Hummingbirds

 

Many of our Seabrook Island residents enjoy watching and feeding the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds that spend the summers on our island. Making food for these incredible creatures is easy – just use these directions below!

Mix 1 part sugar with 4 parts water and bring to a boil to kill any bacteria or mold present.
Cool and fill feeder.
Extra sugar water may be stored in a refrigerator.
No other products, including red dye, should ever be added.
It is suggested to place feeders in the shade and thoroughly clean and replace the food every 3-4 days. Do not use soap – but you may use a solution of 10% bleach and then rinse thoroughly. It is important to clean every 3-4 days as soon as the temperature reaches into the 80’s.

Thanks to Sheila Quigley & David Gardner for sharing this information.

-Submitted by Nancy Brown, SIB Communications Chair

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