I'll have to wait? Just put up the hummer feeder. Know the scouts are up this way. But don't have much in the way of flowering plants yet. And the bug population is not quite out yet. Was chilly today...
I was standing outside in my garden the other day when all of the sudden I heard a buzzing and a hummingbird bird flew and paused right by me! I'm in NC. Where are you, jmchab? Is there harm in putting it out a little early?
Fluffy, No harm in a few weeks early. Just keeping syrup fresh...They were here end of month last year, but season is a few weeks off at present. I put out a 3/1 ratio in the spring when they first arrive.
Originally posted by jmchab: Fluffy, No harm in a few weeks early. Just keeping syrup fresh...They were here end of month last year, but season is a few weeks off at present. I put out a 3/1 ratio in the spring when they first arrive.
Since you don't have a lot blooming yet, it's great that you put your feeder(s) out early, just in case. As for the bump in sugar...their little bodies can only process so much at a time. By increasing the sugar content you just make them not come to the feeders as often. The 4/1 was established for the optimal viewing without stressing them to come more often.
Oh ok, wasn't sure if I was missing something. I put some of the syrup in my feeder last year but I never saw them going for that, only the plants. Yeah, the weather has been all mixed up this past year at least.