Friday, July 17, 2009

Broad-Tailed Hummingbird

Broad-Tailed Hummingbird
Selasphorus playcercus
This lovely little bird can be see during the summer in New Mexico.
Hummingbird food recipe:
Four parts water to one part sugar (ie 4 cups water to 1 cup sugar)
Boil water and mix in sugar until completely dissolved.
Let cool and pour into clean hummingbird feeders. Do NOT add red food dye or buy hummingbird food that has red food dye as many of them are not made from natural dyes and there can shorten the life span of the hummingbirds you are trying to watch! Simply having a feeder with red on it with bring the birds to your yard.

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