Make Hummingbird Feeder Solution: 1 part plain white sugar to 4 parts water (e., 1 cup sugar with 4 cups water). Bring it to a boil to to kill any bacteria and allow it to cool completely before putting it into the feeder
American Gold finch- these guys stay year round in Indiana. Don't mistake them for a sparrow because there yellow feathers fade. They are a joy to watch in the winter as they are pretty tame. I make sure I have plenty of thistle for them in stock.
"Itty Bitty Hummers: Some females have been known to return to the very same nest year after year. But instead of house cleaning last years nest, she will build a complete new one right on top of the old one.