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This Hummingbird FAQ will answer a lot of your questions about these fascinating little birds. Questions about their food, migration or any other question you may have.

There are 2 dozen pages on this website of engaging information about the tiniest birds on the planet. You will find links to all this information in the right hand column.

If you can't find something you would like to know, just feel free to ask whatever you would like to know in the form below.

It is very likely that someone else would like to know the answer to your question too.

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Freezing Hummingbird Solution

We made excess hummingbird food prior to going on vacation.  Our house sitter did not use all of the food as the birds migrated before we arrived home.  Can the excess sugar solution be frozen, to be thawed and used next Spring?

My Answer:

Thank you for asking!
There should be no problem freezing the Hummingbird solution and then thawing it out in the spring if it is just water and white sugar.

It is wonderful that you made arrangements for your Hummers to be looked after while you were away. Great decision on your part!

Hope this helps and happy birding!


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There is a great deal that can come-up when feeding wild birds, so it is only natural that questions will arise.

And, there is no stupid question.

None of us know anything until we seek out the answers. And if you don't ask, you may never discover the truth about these enthralling animals.

Also by asking you may be able to help someone else. It is very likely that another backyard bird feeder will be helped out by the answers your question receives.

Thanks so much and please feel free to use this Hummingbird FAQ!

There is a lot to know about Feeding Hummingbirds, find more below & in sidebar at top.

  • Cleaning Hummingbird Feeders The little Hummingbird is a feisty and fussy diner! If a good maintenance regimen is followed, bird watching in your backyard will be more rewarding.
  • Where to Hang Hummingbird Feeders? The when, where & why of Hummingbird feeders in your outdoor space. Facts to ponder when making your decisions about your small bird buffet.

About Habitat & Behaviour

  • Attracting Hummingbirds is not that hard. There are ways to make attracting these beautiful little birds to your backyard easier for hours of enjoyment.
  • Take the Hummingbirds Quiz and test your knowledge of the smallest avian member of the animal kingdom.

  • Hummingbirds Learn about the Western Hemispheres most interesting bird and the worlds smallest bird. Intriguing is only the beginning.

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