If you live in an area where there are many of these little beauties, a hummingbird feeder can do a lot of the peace and tranquility of your outdoor space. Hummingbird feeders can draw these lovely little birds to your home, and give you more opportunities than ever before to view them and their petite loveliness in action.
If you are interested in using a hummingbird feeder so that you can draw more hummingbirds to your home, you are on the right track. At the same time, it is important to understand that these birds are attracted to bright, colorful flowers-for a reason. In most cases the brighter the flowers, the sweeter the nectar inside it. For this reason, only certain types of hummingbird feeders will attract these birds, and if you don’t make them right and fill them right, the chances of you having hummers outside your windows are slim to none.
The Makings of a Quality Hummingbird Feeder
At this point, you are probably asking what it is that makes a good hummingbird feeder, and that is the question of the day. First off, you have to understand what hummingbirds look for, and that is bright colors-preferably a brilliant red.
Also, they have a way of finding out whether the nectar inside a certain flower is worth their time; think of your hummingbird feeder as a flower. You can go about this nectar business in a couple of ways; you can purchase readily-made hummingbird nectar or you can make it yourself with a mixture of water and sugar.
Buying Hummingbird Feeders
At this point in your reading, you are already well aware of the fact that you can buy hummingbird feeders or you can make your own. Not everybody wants to go through the trouble of having to make their own hummingbird feeder, and that is where ready-made hummingbird feeders come into play. The thing about these is that sometimes it can be hard to get them to use these feeders.
When you are purchasing a hummingbird feeder, there are certain things that you want to take into consideration. For example, the closer the feeder experience is to how things would be with a flower, the better your hummingbird friends are going to take to the feeder. They want something as close to the original experience as possible, and if you want them to stick around it is best to duplicate that experience. The further your hummingbird feeder is from a flower, the less likely they are going to be to use it often, so even though it may not seem so the flower-style feeders may be the best idea.
Also, hummingbird feeders have to be conducive to the birds’ flighty little natures. They are the type of birds that like to eat and run (or fly), so if it is difficult to extract the nectar from the feeder, they will learn that and probably not spend much time at your feeder.
Ease of use and beauty are what make good hummingbird feeders. Make your own hummingbird feeder or buy one of the many available at the stores-whichever you choose you are bound to have many up close encounters with the little birds that you so adore.