Posted 08-14-2002 at 14:52:51
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Ok, this is WAAAAY off topic, but here goes:
I had some hummingbirds hanging around the yellow electric fence insulators, so since I didn't want to fry them I put up a hummingbird feeder. I followed the instructions with the feeder, boiled water and mixed in sugar about 4:1. It works, they seem to love it and I've gone from one bird periodically to now 3 hanging around all the time.
My question is this: is there any kind of supplement I need to put in the sugar water? If this is all they're eating (they seem to sit here all day now) do they need anything else? I don't want to make them sick or something.
I can work on computers or run a farm, but I don't know squat about hummingbirds! I just put up the feeder to keep them from getting zapped and now they've adopted me! Do I need to give them anything besides sugar water?
PS I got a couple of fuzzy digital pix, I'll try to post one.