"I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven."
Emily Dickinson

Monday, June 20, 2016

Hummingbirds need help during the heat wave

A male Allen's hummingbird in Mission Viejo, CA.  Photo by J.J. Meyer
The temperature is expected to be over 100 degrees again today in Southern California. So please get out and replenish the nectar in all hummingbird feeders. Nectar can ferment in less than a day in temps like these.

Please clean your feeders and replenish the nectar every day until temps cool down.

Nectar should be made in a 1:4 ratio, meaning 1 cup of sugar to 4 cups water. Any stronger can leave the birds dehydrated. Use only granulated sugar. Never use organic or raw sugar and especially NO  honey, which can be deadly.

And every bird needs water, so please keep bird baths and fountains clean and fresh too. 
Our birds will love you.

Happy birding!

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