Return visit

Asked July 14, 2019, 5:55 PM EDT

We had two hummingbirds sightings before we put up feeders, will they return?

Yamhill County Oregon

1 Response

There is a good chance that the hummingbird(s) will find your feeder, especially if the feeder itself is red or has a red part close to the feeding portals. There is no need to add red dye - in fact, please don't! Because the nectar (4 parts water, 1 part sugar) can start growing mold in direct sun and when it is hot out, we usually advise making small batches and rinsing out/refilling often.