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Advice on how to handle hummingbird feeders

Ed Billeaud, Breckenridge

As the annual hummingbird migration is now in full swing, it would be good to remind the folks who put out feeders that they should be cleaned, and the nectar changed, about once a week to prevent mold which can attack the birds’ tongues – and sicken or kill them.

Also, please do not mix solutions stronger than the recommended one part sugar to four parts water, as this is harmful to the birds’ liver and kidneys.

Anyone who feeds the hummers means well, and should be glad to be made aware of this vital information. Thank you.


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