How can I attract Hummingbirds to my bird feeders?

How can I attract Hummingbirds to my bird feeders?

24 March, 2010 (07:41) | how to attract hummingbirds | By: admin

red sugar water

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Comment from Do it right
Time March 24, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Hummingbirds look for sugary liquids to eat….not seeds.
Put up a "Hummingbird" feeder, properly filled with a sweet nectar and they’ll be visiting.
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Comment from blazentree64
Time March 24, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Boil 1 cup of water and sugar until crystals disolve. Let cool. Add a few drops of red food coloring and add to your Hummingbird feeder.
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Comment from Potsie
Time March 24, 2010 at 2:40 pm

Humming bird drink the water that forms into flowers for the most part this is sweet from the nectar so to simulate this you make a sucrose sugar(cane sugar)and water mixture to put into a feeder. Usually 1 part sugar to 5 parts water is good.
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Comment from Muscle Beach Party
Time March 24, 2010 at 2:46 pm

red sugar water
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Comment from MorningGlory
Time March 24, 2010 at 3:05 pm

The best color for a feeder is bright red to attract the birds from a distance. Never fill your feeders with anything but sugar-water mix of 1 part sugar to 4 parts water. Do not use food coloring of any kind, and never, never use honey. (Honey can develop a fungus which can be fatal to hummingbirds)
Keep your feeders clean and filled!

Try placing your hummingbird feeders near flowers that hummingbirds like.
Spread feeders out, or place a lot of feeders bunched together so that a territorial hummingbird cannot monopolize them.
Place the feeders as a variety of heights. Some hummingbirds feel more comfortable feeding at higher levels of fourteen (14) feet or so, while others like to feed at ground level.
Try to decorate your feeder and surrounding areas with Florescent Flagging Tape. The florescent tape mimics the reflections of the hummingbird’s iridescent coloring.
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Comment from Spence
Time March 24, 2010 at 3:44 pm

If you have a Hummingbird feeder filled with diluted nectar, try to use just concentrated nectar. It always works.
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