While visiting Camp David at Frazier Peak near Cascade (our humility is AWESOME!) over the Memorial Day weekend we were bombarded with hummingbirds–looks like a banner year.
Directions from the Smithsonian Bird Center for making safe hummingbird food:
–Mix 1 part sugar with 4 parts water and bring to a boil to kill any bacteria or mold present.
–Cool and fill feeder.
–Extra sugar water may be stored in a refrigerator.
–Red dye should NOT be added.
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Jun 2, 2010, 10:19 pm
I knew there was a birder in you…somewhere!
Jun 3, 2010, 10:20 pm
Thanks for the peaceful post. I too am a bird watcher. Birds are magnificent with their many colors and humorous antics, not unlike politicians, yet less malignant!
Glad you had a respite from the day job and BG. Keep up the great work!
Jun 6, 2010, 12:15 am
My sweet spends lots of time on our deck near the two hummingbird feeders and has gotten a few really good pictures. Photography is a good hobby, and thanks to its “digitalness” and the internet can be shared with friends and relatives around the nation and the world. Love it.
Jun 10, 2010, 9:53 am
I’m not sure if I’ve got the name correct, but I think I’ve got yellow taningiers “lighting” on some purple flowers of mine. I also have a feeder for these that the folks at Zamzows educated me about, and they are so numerous I can hardly believe it! I was told Idaho didn’t have many.
EDITOR NOTE–Diane, you have a couple of things. The yellow birds with black cap (males) and eating thistle seeds from the feeder are GOLD FINCHES. This year we also have a huge crop of WESTERN TANAGERS which are also yellow, but with a brilliant red head (male).
Jun 16, 2010, 12:06 am
FYI Fellow Bird Watchers/Lovers:
I just discovered that the Boise Art Museum has two bird-centered art exhibits: “John James Audubon: American Artist and Naturalist”(through Aug. 22)and “Birds of a Feather” through Oct. 3.
More info at: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/06/11/1225991/art-for-the-birds.html#ixzz0qzeB6glm