The use of hummingbird feeders is probably the easiest way to draw the hummingbirds to your yard. If you wish to do so with this method, there are several things you will need to keep in mind regarding hummingbird feeders. This post will help you examine these considerations.
The best feeder that you can choose is one that is extremely easy to clean and also hang. The feeder will need to be cleaned regularly. I would suggest that this be done every time you change the nectar solution or need to re-fill the feeder because it is empty.
Cleaning the feeder is relatively simple. The feeder can be placed in the dishwasher and run through the wash cycle. If you do not have a dishwasher, soak the feeder in a diluted solution of bleach and water and then scrub it clean and then rinse well in warn water.
Regardless of if you choose a glass or plastic feeder, the feeder needs to be sturdy and have a limited number of parts. This will help ensure that the feeder will last a good while, even with extended exposure to the elements, and you will not be needing to find replacement parts for the feeder.
Next you will need to determine if you will purchase a glass or plastic feeder. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages. Glass feeders usually will last longer then the plastic ones and are usually easier to clean. The glass feeders have the disadvantage of being breakable. Plastic feeders are cheaper in cost but are more likely to discolor due to exposure to the sun.
The next consideration is the size of the hummingbird feeder to purchase. Smaller sized feeders have fewer feeding ports. The size of the feeder will also likely determine the number of perches the feeder will have on it.
The number of feeders you will want will be determined by the size of your hummingbird garden or the number of birds you expect to have visiting your yard.
Birdwatching is a great hobby which many people enjoy. Many people, like myself, find hummingbirds to be especially fascinating to watch. Having hummingbird feeders in your yard is a great way to entice the hummingbirds to visit your yard. It is my hope that these reminders about hummingbird feeders will allow you to more effectively use your feeders as a way to draw the hummingbirds to your yard.