Flying jewels of the bird world

Photo credit: Sherry Lidstone

One particular friend has found four dead hummingbirds, not because his own bird feeders weren’t fastidiously clean, but more likely because someone in his neighbourhood has dirty feeders […]

Soak your feeder in a bleach solution (1 tsp. of bleach to 1 qt. of water) for about 15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and air dry to let any bleach residue dissipate. Do not use soap or detergent to clean your feeders as the residues from these could harm the hummingbirds.

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