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March 08, 2017


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Enjoy watching all birds in my front & large back yard! - My neighbors have a hummingbird dispenser which is red but not sure if they use red coloring, I hope not but I will make sure to inform them.
A friend mentioned to me yesterday, that if the dispenser is left too long in the sun, it can ferment & turn to alcohol eventually killing them. He said the dispenser should be left in the shaded area in the yard. -I have my doubts if it is just plain water & sugar... Pls. let me know.
Just curious because I may get a dispenser this summer!

Thank you!
Zita (Gatineau, Quebec Canada)

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  • Our eyes and ears should be open and alert to the natural wonders that surround us every day. Take time to look out our windows to see the birds that visit us and open our windows to hear them. Walk around whatever space we have to enjoy the birds in nature. Every day, work on improving our powers of observation.


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