August 28, 2009

Hungry Hordes of Hummers in Hill Country, August 28, 2009

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This is one of my first attempt to post a video at Blogger --- and it records about 90 seconds of the hummingbird action outside my breakfast room window on the morning of August 28, 2009. The fall hummingbird migration is in full swing --- and I am feeding enough birds to require about 1.5 to 2 gallons of nectar per day. This feasting will continue until late September or until I run out of sugar.

If you have feeders, clean them and put them out with fresh sugar water. An easy recipe is four parts boiling water to one part granulated sugar. Stir until sugar dissolves; cool; place in clean humming bird feeders and get out of their way!