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Hummingbird Nectar

Hummingbird Nectar - Tuttle Kitchen

Spring is HERE! Our little Hummingbird friends are on their way back so I want to make sure there is food available for them when they show up. Making hummingbird nectar is SO easy, and it saves you a lot of money if you aren't buying it pre-made. Living in the Rocky Mountains has turned us into amature bird watchers. We've seen so many beautiful birds, but my favorites will always be the hummingbirds. I've fallen in love which is why I am now a crazy person and have four feeders, one on every side of our home. Plus, they don't like to share! Do what brings you joy people!

  1. Add the 4 cups of water to a sauce pan and bring to a boil.
  2. Remove pan from heat, then add sugar.
  3. Stir until the sugar has completely dissolved.
  4. Let cool, then fill your feeders!
Pink Feeder - Tuttle Kitchen
Red Feeder - Tuttle Kitchen
Front Feeder - Tuttle Kitchen

The nectar does not need to be colored red, just make sure you are putting in bright red feeders. The bright color is what attracts the birds. Clean your feeders and refill one to two times weekly, depending on the temperature. We are usually okay doing this about once per week, and it is one of my Sunday Funday chores.

Below is a list of some of my favorite feeders found on Amazon. I am obsessed with the cactus one. Please try this simple homemade Hummingbird Nectar next time you need some and have fun watching those gorgeous little critters buzz around your home. Thanks for "cooking" with me today!

Ashley Tuttle

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