Sugar Solution for Hummers
nyneve at u.washington.edu
Sat Jul 21 08:52:38 PDT 2001
sugar = sugar = sugar
Deborah Wisti-Peterson, PhD Candidate nyneve at u.washington.edu
Department of Zoology, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash, USA
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On Sat, 21 Jul 2001, David Chelimer wrote:
> 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.
> David Chelimer
> chelimer at qwest.net
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