Sugar Solution for Hummers

Deborah Wisti-Peterson nyneve at
Sat Jul 21 08:52:38 PDT 2001

sugar = sugar = sugar

Deborah Wisti-Peterson, PhD Candidate nyneve at
Department of Zoology, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash, USA
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On Sat, 21 Jul 2001, David Chelimer wrote:

> Tweets,


> Some time ago, possibly last year, I passed on a report I'd read about

> hummingbirds' dislike for sugar made from anything other than pure cane.

> Apparently I didn't read my own posting.


> I noticed this year that we seemed to be getting fewer and shorter visits

> from ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRDS at our feeders than in the previous thirty-one,

> when first we hung our feeder up. I finally checked the bag of sugar that

> I'd bought, and it said, "Pure Sugar." Now the feeder is filled from a bag

> that says "Pure CANE Sugar," and the hummers are back in force.


> So, folks, when you instinctively reach for the "house" brand sugar because

> it's twenty cents a bag cheaper, at least check to see if it's indeed all

> cane sugar. And, if it isn't, it's not very good for hummingbirds, but you

> can still use it to bake me lots of pies! I'll send you my address.


> Cheers,


> David Chelimer

> Seattle

> chelimer at


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