Hummingbirds are beautiful and fascinating creatures that have captivated bird lovers for generations. Have you ever wondered what hummingbirds are most attracted to? Read on to find out!
Hummingbirds rely heavily on nectar for their main source of energy. They feed several times an hour and can consume up to half their body weight in nectar daily!
To attract hummingbirds, be sure to put out a feeder with a store-bought solution or make your own by mixing one part sugar and four parts water. Change the solution regularly, as it can go bad rather quickly.
You can also plant flowers such as bee balm, columbine, fuchsia, lupines, penstemon, salvias, and trumpets that produce nectar year-round in your garden. The vibrant colors will attract your avian friends from far and wide!
Hummingbirds need safe spaces to nest and rest during their migration journey as well as places to raise their young. Planting native shrubs and trees provide protection from predators while branches with leaves offer camouflage from other birds.
If you want to get really fancy you can build your own nesting material platform by using a combination of cotton batting fibers, natural grasses like barley straw or rye straw, mosses like Spanish or reindeer lichens (which can also be used for insulation) pine needles or feathers (preferably duck).
All these materials help protect the little ones when they’re not flying around looking for food or trying to avoid predators.
Colorful Moving Objects
Brightly colored moving objects tend to catch the eye of hummingbirds, which is why they often seek out artificial flowers or wind chimes that move in the breeze.
Hanging spinning pinwheels or colorful wind socks filled with air bubbles is also an effective way to attract these feathered friends into your yard. Be sure not to place them too close together because too much movement may scare them away instead!
Hummingbirds are stunning creatures that bring joy wherever they go. By understanding what attracts them we can ensure our gardens remain filled with these tiny avian visitors year round!
If you’re looking for ways to bring more hummingbirds into your backyard consider setting up a feeder full of sugar water, planting some nectar-producing plants like bee balm or trumpet vine, providing protected spaces for nesting and resting, and adding some colorful moving objects such as wind chimes or pinwheels near your garden beds.
With just a few simple steps you’ll be able watch these amazing birds flit around in no time at all!
One More Thing:
If you'd like to pick up a great birdfeeder for your small feathered friends, I have written an article on some of the most beautiful blown glass hummingbird feeders that you can place throughout your yard to do just that.
Anyone of these hummingbird feeders will add color and an inviting place for hummingbirds to come and visit. So, click the button below to read what I've written.
When your done, you'll find another button below the item that you've decided is perfect for you. It will take you to Amazon to check out the item and the price. When finished, go to your yard and wait for those fabulous tiny birds to come and spice up your outdoor home!