2 cups water, boiling
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
Add sugar to boiling water, bring back up to a boil. Remove from heat, cool. Store in the refrigerator.
WARNING: Do not vary the ingredient amounts, it can be deadly to birds. Do not substitute artificial sweeteners or honey as both are lethal to birds. Also, do not add food coloring to the water, it is unnecessary and unhealthy.