What I thought at first was an enormous bumblebee turned out to be a Ruby- throated Hummingbird. ... The bird gets a plentiful, high-energy drink and the flower gets pollinateda a perfect match between bloom and bird. ... its beak, head, or chest Although hummingbirds and hummingbird flowers are perfectly matched in many ways, the birds do not live on the sweet stuff alone. ... We suggest making the sugar solution yourself: to one cup of boiling water, add one quarter-cup of sugar.