It’s not quite the middle of September, but my hummingbirds are on their way south. I took these pictures two weeks ago while they were fueling up for the long trip.
The male hummingbirds left mid-August, and they usually do.
I had been filling the feeder every day prior to them leaving.
If you would like to attract hummingbirds, plant lots of colorful flowers and hang feeders filled with sugar water.
Recipe: 1/4 cup sugar and 3/4 cup water. Boil until sugar is dissolved. Cool and fill feeder. Make sure your feeder gets cleaned regularly. I change the liquid every two days.
I’m going to miss these little beauties, but they’ll return mid-May.
Feeders for hummingbirds will be on sale. Stock up for next year. They make great birthday and Mother’s Day gifts.