I thought hummingbird feeders needed to be brightly coloured. Do your feeders really attract hummingbirds?
Yes, hummingbirds are attracted to these feeders. The photos shown at the top of the page were taken out our living room window and show female & male ruby-throated hummingbirds feeding from a Banksia Pod feeder and a female feeding from a white ash feeder.
Do I need to buy commercial hummingbird nectar?
No! A simple 4 parts water to 1 part sugar solution that you make at home is all you need to fill your feeder. Do not add red colour to the solution as this can be harmful to the hummingbirds. The prepared solution may be stored in the refrigerator.
How do I care for my hummingbird feeder?
Your feeder should be cleaned at least once a week for the protection of the hummingbirds. During winter it should be stored inside with the insert removed.
I have tried to provide a friction fit for the insert in your feeder. Wood undergoes seasonal movement, therefore, adjustments may be necessary. The addition or removal of electrical tape will help ensure a proper fit.