Thursday, April 16, 2009

hummingbird feeder

Yesterday I rehung my hummingbird feeder in a camphor tree in the backyard. I moved it to a lower limb and a spot where it can be seen from the window. I had also done a leak test on the feeder to make sure that the nectar won't leak out. The nectar is a pretty red in color. It is in a camphor tree. A few days ago I picked up a dead branch and snapped it in half. I smelled the freshly broken ends and sure enough it smelled like a cough drop. No luck on seeing any hummingbirds yet and the level of the nectar has not dropped. I hope that the cough drop smell doesn't drive the hummingbirds away. I will change the nectar weekly until my supply of nectar mix is used up. It certainly would be nice to be able to watch the hummingbirds feeding. What we lack in hummingbirds, we make up for with beutiful bright red cardinals. Have a nice day. Lew

1 comment:

seaside said...

I wish you the best of luck on your hummingbird feeder. Please, try and get a picture if you are successful at attracting one to your feeder. I did see the one the other morning and mom did also. We are keeping the orange honeysuckle up so the hummingbird won't loose it's food supply.