Thursday, July 15, 2021

Window Hummingbird Feeders

If you want to see these amazing little birds up close and personal then a Window Hummingbird Feeder is the way to go. In the USA there are 16 different kinds of Hummingbirds. East of the Rockies there is mainly the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird. Hummingbirds can beat their wings about 78 times per second. This enables them to hover in place and during a display dive their wings can beat up to 200 times per second. They use nectar as the fuel to give them energy to catch insects. This is where we come in. By providing them nectar and plants in our backyard they will visit so we can see them. You can mount a feeder on a pole, convenient tree branch or attach it to a window. With a window mount you will get to see the Hummingbirds virtually in front of you.

Window Hummingbird Feeder with ant guard Here is a another good example of a Window Hummingbird Feeder. This style has a built in ant guard that surrounds the feeder. An ant guard is a necessary feature to keep ants from invading a hummingbird feeder no matter what style of feeder you have.

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Attracting Hummingbirds

The keys to attracting hummingbirds are to provide food, help for nesting and water misters for them to fly through.

Hummingbirds are extremely loyal to feeding sites. A hummingbird that feeds in your yard one year will return to that feeder the next. Their lifespan is about 3-5 years with a maximum of 12 years.

The Ruby-Throated Hummingbird is the most prevalent East of the Rocky Mountains. Because the male Ruby-Throated Hummingbird is so territorial, one key is to offer lots of feeders. If tree branchs are not avilable or are at undesirable place you can use poles. A Hummingbird Feeder Pole System shown here can be used to view at an optimum location. Offer many groups of feeders spaced so that they are a good distance from one another or obscured by an object or landscape, no matter what kind of feeders you decide to use. Remember two Golden Rules: Keep the feeder clean and the nectar fresh. Hummingbirds keep their distance from fermented nectar.

Perhaps hummers understand that they need a clear head for their acrobatic flying. Fermented nectar can support the growth of deadly molds. If a hummingbird gets a taste of fermented nectar from your feeder, it will look elsewhere for a drink and remain suspicious of the offending feeder for a long time.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Hummingbird FAQ

Hummingbird feeder Frequently Asked Questions.

How do I keep Bees and Wasps away from my feeders?
Use a Flat Top type of hummingbird feeder where the nectar is not directly at the feeding port where Wasps and Bees can reach it.

Is there something I can use on my existing hummingbird feeders to keep away Bees and Wasps? Some gravity drip type of feeders do have "Nectar Guard Tips" that go over the feeding ports to add a little buffer.

Popular Hummingbird Feeder How can I keep ants out of my feeders? The best way I found is with an ant guard that is either built-in or above the feeder. An ant guard provides a barrier that ants can't cross. Ants love nectar but they can't swim!

How long does nectar stay fresh in hummingbird feeders? It depends on a number of factors such as outside temperature, sunshine and feeder cleaniness. A rule of thumb is when the nectar's cloudy or things are growing in it then it needs to be changed. It may last 4-5 days, sometimes longer.

Anybody have useful tips or questions?

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Hummingbird Feeder Cleaning

The best way to keep hummingbirds coming back is fresh nectar. If the feeder starts to grow stuff in it, you should then clean with white vinegar or if mold is present 1/2 solution of bleach & water. Thoroughly rinse with water when done and dry. Keep filled with clear nectar and the hummingbirds will eventually find the feeder again. Don't forget to use a port cleaner brush to keep their access holes clean as well.