Well I been wanting to take the hummingbird plunge for quite awhile and after reading posts on Fullclip's "Stupid..." Thread I did just that. So I will be brand new to actually trying to feed those fantastic flyers and I will appreciate all the help I can get.
So here's the field of operation.
Now for the equipment(Already purchased on Amazon).
Well I looked a long time and decided on this one for around $27. It had a lot of great reviews and I sure liked the color. However, like my mom used to say, "The proof is in the pudding".
Since I wasn't really sure about hanging the feeder in the little tree, I bought a Sheppard's Hook it is 65" inches tops with 4 adjustable heights.
Finally, something I almost bought many times just to use on it's own, but now it will be an add on to the above.
The one I got is the same color and size but no little holes on the circle and mine also has kind of ripples. Water or sand can be put into the stem for stabilizing.
What the heck, I'm retired and I just love hummingbirds, not just for their flying acrobatics but their being such gutsy little critters, their curiosity almost matches their appetites.
I should be receiving all of the above in the first week of August. Cya all later.
I recommend making the food yourself, I do about 1/3 cup of white sugar to two cups of hot water to dissolve it. Let it cool, fill the feeder and let it rip. Depending on where you live, you don't want to feed too late in the year as it can delay migration.
If you mix too much sugar in, your feed will grow bacteria that isn't good for the little fellas.
You are gonna love it once you're up and running, those guys are fascinating to watch performing aerial stunts.
The ones that frequent my feeder make all sorts of noise if someone is too close to the feeder and they are hungry, insistent little buggers