A simple life hack from Pat…
Here is a life hack or handy tip from my childhood friend, Pat Barber who lives in Maryland, USA.
How to keep ants from invading Hummingbird feeders.
Hang the feeder on a pole and apply a 3/4 inch collar of Vaseline near the bottom of the pole.
Don’t do it any higher as then you risk getting the birds covered in Vaseline grease.
Did you know that the hummingbird represents the symbol of joy and happiness.
It is thought to bring good luck and energy to our lives with its colourful appearance.
Hummingbirds are skilful flyers.
They can fly backwards, forwards and sometimes upside down and can hover during flight for a reasonable period of time.
It is hard to believe that they only weigh between 1.6 and 12 g- the smallest being the Bee Hummingbird from Cuba
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Build a bird feeder for your garden
If you love hummingbirds or any birds for that matter, a great addition to a garden is a bird feeder.
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We have several bird feeders in our garden, and keep a stock of wild birdseed to fill up the feeders once a week.
Within minutes of me filling the feeders up, they are chattering away. They seem to know when I am going to fill them too!
I often watch the fat little sparrows at the bird bath outside my office while I work, and in the afternoons, we enjoy the Fan tails, Wood pigeons, Tui and other wild birds that frequent our garden.
The birds of hope are everywhere – just listen to them sing!
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