I have had so much fun attracting birds to my yard over the last year. I now regularly have many different types of birds visiting, but I have not yet seen hummingbirds in my yard. I know they are around the area so I am excited to see if I can attract them with a new Hummingbird Feeder. Perky Pets has been kind enough to give me their new Perky-Pet® Funnel-Fill 16 oz. Glass Hummingbird Feeder for me to try out and I can’t wait to see what hummingbirds it will attract.
Before we moved to Kansas I had a hummingbird feeder in our front yard and the kids just loved watching the hummingbirds feeding. I hadn’t yet set one up here so I am really looking forward to attracting them. This new feeder from Perky Pets should do the trick! I love the look of the Funnel Fill feeder. The glass makes it elegant and study and their filling design is ingenious. The base itself acts as a funnel so that you can easily fill the feeder without making a big mess. Just unplug the stopper on the bottom and pour.
For my hummingbird feeder I bought a mixable nectar for convenience this time, but you can even make your own if you would like. It is very simple. Here is the nectar recipe I use:
*2 cups tap water
*1/2 cup Granulated Pure Cane Sugar
Bring tap water to a boil and stir in the Sugar. Allow mixture to cool to room temperature before adding it to your feeder.
The solution will keep in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
The hummingbirds in my area typically arrive from mid-April to early June so now is the perfect time to get a feeder all set up. Are you not sure when hummingbirds will arrive in your area? Perky Pets has a great map to show when you can expect them to arrive and you can have a feeder all ready for them.
Bird feeders are a wonderful addition to any yard, big or small. Having birds singing away and flying by my window puts a smile on my face. The kids will just sit and stare at them on the feeders. They also keep my dogs quite intrigued! You can see some other feeders that I have hung and check out the photos of our visitors. I will be keeping my eyes open and will post a picture when our first visitor arrives.
I received the feeder shown free of charge to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own.