Remember also that the “water to sugar” ration is 4 to 1. They will know if you’re being stingy with the sweet stuff; and if you are they will pass you by.
Let me put this in perspective for you. A Ruby Throat hummingbird must consume 3 to 4 grams of food a day in order to maintain flight and life; and not just any food, it must be high octane fuel food, no fluff stuff. That means if you were this bird, at your size now, you would have to consume 300 pounds of food per day to do what this little bird needs to do all day. That my friend is a lot of grub. That’s 300 quarter pounders at McDonald’s, bun and all.
So, don’t skimp on the sugar!