We have always been hearing about how nature is the ultimate route towards salvation and there is no better place on earth than in the lap of Mother Nature where you can find everything.
It is impossible to describe the importance of nature in our lives as they have contributed a lot in giving mankind more than it can ever ask for right from the times of yore like trees that provide us with oxygen to breathe in order to survive.
Everyone aspires to move towards the countryside but the busy work schedule in the hustle bustle of city life prevents them from doing so, which is why they have no choice but they do make it a point to shift base after retirement.
Birds of a Feather
There are numerous birds in existence like sparrow, crow, eagle, raven, parrot, etc. to name a few and they all have their invaluable places when the topic is about nature.
However, we are going to discuss about an important but unique one that does not stir the imagination as much as the above mentioned ones do and hence, it becomes necessary to gain more knowledge about them.
The hummingbird is one that everyone must have heard of but if anyone is asked to come forward and give a 2 minute lecture about it, most of the people would be tongue tied.
It is because they have heard very little about it in their school and the most distinct trait about the hummingbird is that it can fly backwards and they are the smallest birds in existence in terms of size.
Nobody realizes that there is much more to the hummingbird than that as they have many characteristics that can give even the largest and mightiest ones an inferiority complex.
First of all, hummingbird come from the Trochilidae family and they belong to both North and South America where you can find many of the species in abundance all around in United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Venezuela and other countries as they are ubiquitous in such places.
There are nearly 400 known species of hummingbirds that are in existence that you can research extensively about online as it is not possible to cover them up in a single article and so we won’t venture into this territory. It is suffice to say that birds of a feather flock together.
Feed the Needy
When there is a discussion about hummingbird, it is impossible that hummingbird feeder is not included in the discussion as it is a core basis for the birds to exist that holds true for all bird species.
A Hummingbird feeder is a device that is usually in the form of a tray or vessel where the bird seeds are stored so that they can enjoy a good meal but most people are not aware of this fact.
They can identify a bird feeder by sight but not by name because only those that have bird pets are aware that these feeders are used to feed them each day as they are needy of it.
Humming birds are mostly fond of nectar but they also need basic food and drink to survive and these feeders are perfect to store enough in terms of quantity that the birds can utilize for a longer period of time.
Best Ways to Fill Up
Some of the best hummingbird feeders can be found online if you know where to look and even now, in 2020, there have been such unique models that most bird lovers must be aware of so let’s not get into that.
Even the best hummingbird feeder needs to be handled by people that have sound knowledge of how to use it and so here are certain ways to fill up a feeder:
- Keep the outside chamber neat and clean by unscrewing the lid on the top by and change the liquid in an already used feeder as the chamber has opened up
- Always use warm water to rinse the feeder clean before filling it up with nectar as it would help to remove germs
- It is entirely your choice whether you want to make the nectar yourself or purchase it from the market but fill it up with a nice and clean funnel otherwise the dirty contents would be added in as well