Birders or civilian whom are interest on bird always have idea to keep the bird not too far away from them. One of the idea is by using bird feeder to attract birds to come. Some birders are feeding various species of the bird. So they use bird seed as bird seed feeder recipe. Bird seeds as main material to make bird feeder are available everywhere. This following steps will help you to make simple bird seed feeder.
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Bird Seed Feeder Recipe
Besides using 4 cups of bird seeds as material, you will also need ¾ cup flour, ½ cup warm water, 1 packet unflavored gelatin and 3 table spoons corn syrup. Use vegetable oil or cooking spray on paper towel to coat inside of cookie cutter. Spread work paper over the work area, then fill the bird seeds mixture into inside of the cookie cutter. Make a hole by using drinking straw. This hole will be used for hanging the feeder. Remove the mixture from cookie cutter carefully. Set it aside to dry.
This bird seeds feeder recipe are used for common birds. In special case, birds really harm with honey and artificial sugar. It can be toxic for some species of bird. One of the species is hummingbirds. Hummingbirds include the small type of bird in the word. It belongs to Trochilidae family which is one of the largest groups of birds. This birds are found almost in every corner of the world such as mountain, tropical rain forest, plains and deserts. Hummingbird species come in all colors of the rainbow. It has tiny wings and long slender bill to collect nectar from flowers.
Often hummingbirds come to home backyard. Some birders try to attract hummingbirds to come with feeders. Different with other birds that using bird seed feeder recipe, Hummingbirds can be attracted by using your home made nectar. If you want to make nectar by yourself, you may pay attention to recipe for Hummingbird feeder below.
Recipe for Humming Bird Nectar
Prepare all ingredients and tools required. For the ingredients, you will need 1 cup of cane sugar and 3 or 4 cups of water. Cane sugar is recommended, besides you can also use beet sugar too. Do not use other sugar, honey or other sweetener. Tools required are quiet simple such as stove and pan. After gather all tools and ingredients together, boil 4 cups of water. Add the cane sugar and stir well until the sugar dissolved. Boil this mixture and keep stir it for 2 minutes to help prevent from spoiling. Set it aside to cool. Then pour it into clean hummingbird feeder.
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Tips for Hummingbird Feeders
Feeding hummingbird is not a case you left feeder outside the house without doing anything. This tips will help you to manage your feeder. You need to pay attention about nectar. Change the mixture every 4 to 5 day. Rise the frequency if the temperatures are over 90° F. Wash the feeder, if the liquid start appears cloudy or mold. Keeping your bird feeder clean will keep away bacteria that can harm the birds.
Follow some direction above as reference to start feeding birds or i this case hummingbirds. Don’t forget to follow the tips to get the best result for your feeder and always to see best bird feeder placement. Be a good birders are not only feeding the bird, but also keeping bird stay safe. So you can enjoy beautiful natural view from colorful wings of humming bird outside your house.