Most homeowners enjoy sitting at a window or outside and watching the birds that stop by to visit. Many go to various lengths to attract the wildlife to their landscape. Fortunately, one of the best ways to accomplish this is to add several blown glass hummingbird feeders around their homes. These feeders have the ability to attract various members of this bird group.
As the popularity of these types of feeders has increased, manufacturers are making sure that there are a wide variety of makes and models that bird watchers can select from. With so many to choose from, how do you pick the best blown glass hummingbird feeders? Price is not the only factor. There are other factors that you will need to consider.
The construction of the feeder will decide how much the feeder will cost. For example, there are many types of mass produced hummingbird feeders on the market. However, a blown glass feeder is a beautiful and unique piece of art that can be displayed. The quality of a blown glass feeder means that it will cost more due to the time involved in its production.
The various colors that you notice on a hand blown feeder are the results from the substances that are added to the glass. The color that is added to the feeder will be a determining factor on the final cost of the feeder. You can choose from expensive feeders or less expensive feeders.
The best feeder will be one that is easy to maintain. You want to purchase blown glass feeders that are easy to fill with nectar and empty when it is time to clean them. It is best to select a feeder that has limited parts so that will reduce the amount of cleaning time or the chance that the parts may be lost during the cleaning process.
You will also need to consider the location of your feeder. If you purchase a model that is too large, it is possible there will a limited number of spots available for your feathery friends to enjoy. On the other hand, a small model will have to be replaced on a regular basis. There are some models that can be attached to the outside of the windows for a better view. Unfortunately, most windows will not support models.
Also take some time to consider where you want to view the hummingbirds while they feed. Do you want to stay outside on your patio or back porch, or do you want to watch the birds from the comfort of your couch? Your decision will also determine where the feeder will be located.
It was not that long ago that it was believed that the color of the feeder was important. Many believed that hummingbirds were attracted to the color red. However, scientists have discovered that the color of the feeder does not have a certain appeal to a particular type of bird.
Blown glass hummingbird feeders can be any color. You can also consider the previously described factors to choose the feeder that is best suited for your needs.