Blue Egg Blown Glass Hummingbird Feeder

Hummingbirds are amazing to watch as they fly from flower to flower or around a hummingbird feeder, but how do you get them to your yard in the first place? If you'd like to start attracting hummingbirds to your yard, make sure you have the right feeder and check out other tips to encourage them to decide your place is the perfect place to visit.            

Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Yard

Food is the best way to attract hummingbirds to your yard as they're going to need somewhere to easily find food every day. If you have space to hang one of the blown glass hummingbird feeders, make sure you fill it with the right nectar and hang it in a location that's easy to keep an eye on. Nectar can be purchased or easily made with water and plain white sugar. Check a recipe to make sure the ratio is right before adding it to the feeder. 

Why Choose Blown Glass Feeders?

Hand blown glass hummingbird feeders are perfect for a number of reasons. They're handmade, so each one is completely unique. They also often feature fun designs that will look fantastic in your yard. When you're choosing a hand-blown glass feeder, choose one that has quite a bit of red in the design. The color red attracts hummingbirds more than other colors, so it can make it more likely you'll be able to attract the hummingbirds to your yard.  

Other Ways to Attract Hummingbirds

Offering easy to access nectar is often the best method for attracting hummingbirds, but it isn't the only way. If you do not see many hummingbirds in your yard, it might be a good idea to check out other ways to attract hummingbirds. Some techniques you might try to include the following.

  • Create a Habitat for Hummingbirds. Make sure there are plenty of nectar-rich flowers around the hummingbird feeder, as these will help attract more hummingbirds to your yard. There are lots of different flowers that can be used in a hummingbird garden
  • Encourage Insects in the Yard. Hummingbirds like to eat lots of insects, including spiders. Avoid using pesticides that may kill off the insects that hummingbirds prefer to eat.
  • Make Sure There's Shelter. Provide perches for the hummingbirds and make sure there are plenty of different options close to food sources so the hummingbirds can find ones they prefer to use.

Facts About Hummingbirds

If you're ready to attract hummingbirds to your yard, make sure you know some great hummingbird facts to share with your guests. They may love learning more about hummingbirds while you watch them stop by for some nectar. 

  • Hummingbirds can fly backward because of the speed of their wings and are the only birds that can do so.
  • Hummingbirds use their feet to perch, but they can't actually walk with their feet. 
  • The average hummingbird weighs less than a nickel. It would take more than 150 to weigh a pound.
  • Hummingbird eggs are smaller than a jellybean, and the birds only lay one to two eggs at a time. 

Hummingbirds can be a lot of fun to watch, but you'll need to make sure they know your yard is a good spot to hang out. Check out hand-blown hummingbird feeders to learn more about your options today, then use the other tips here to start attracting more hummingbirds to your yard. 



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