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Heart ForNature

Chenault Bridge Road, Danville, Boyle County, KY 40422, USA


I made 4 hummingbird feeders out of recycled containers and decorated them red. I was hoping but unsure that the hummingbirds would actually use them, but they do!!!!! I don’t know it was the same one or not, but Ive seen a female hummingbird at it three different times today!!!



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THEY DO USE THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DIY Hummingbird Feeder #3 (Stuck onto my bedroom window with a suction cup.)

11 responses to “THEY DO USE THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

  1. Micah Grove says:

    Yay! Can you send me a link on how to make these! I hope more hummers show up!

  2. Owls 3.0 says:

    Cool! Good job!

  3. Coco Quinn says:

    Congrats! Your really smart to have done that! Bravo 👏👏👏

  4. HeartForNature says:

    Thanks you guys. 🥴😊

  5. HeartForNature says:

    Micah, I really wish I could send you a link, but I made them myself. I can post the instructions, though.

  6. Micah Grove says:

    Oh that would be amazing!

  7. HeartForNature says:

    Here they are. I sent a whole new submission with photos from every angle, but I’m going to post the instructions here too, in case my submission didn’t come through.
    Needed materials:
    Hot glue sticks, hot glue gun, string or desired hanging/mounting substrate, knife or scissors, tooth pick or thin screwdriver, recycled “heavy duty” plastic bottle, (by heavy duty, I mean stronger than your usual plastic bottle, which crinkles and crumples very easily.)
    Optional materials:
    pony beads, foam, other red, orange, or pink decorations. (I recommend not using yellow, as it attracts bees.)
    Step 1: clean out your plastic bottle, and plug your hot glue gun in.
    Step 2: Poke holes in your bottle, (5 millimeters in diameter), with your scissors or knife. (Holes should be placed near the lid of the bottle so that when your pour sugar water into it, it won’t leak out from the holes. Make sure that the holes are smooth, and no ridges or bits of plastic stick out from them. You can do this by poking a screwdriver or the tip of your hot glue gun into the pre-made holes and wriggling it around until the sides are smooth no plastic pieces stick out.)
    Step 3: poke holes in the top ends of the bottle, measured so that it hangs/mounts without the nectar solution leaking. Then push your desired hanging or mounting substrate into the holes, making sure it hangs correctly.
    Step 4: if you want to, you can add pony beads around the feeding hole. (Make sure they aren’t covering the feeding hole!) If you decide to do this, glue a piece of foam over the holes first, then poke holes through the foam where your first feeding holes line up, then glue the beads on. (The reason I recommend using foam underneath the beads is because plastic plus plastic hot glued together doesn’t hold up to the weather very well.)
    Step 5: Decorate the feeder however you like. Hummers prefer red for some reason, but they are also attracted to pink, orange and yellow. (I would not recommend using yellow though, because bees are also attracted to yellow, and bees and ants can prevent hummers.)
    Thanks, and enjoy the hummers!!!

  8. HeartForNature says:

    Good grief that list is long! Sorry. That’s probably a bit overwhelming, but really it’s simple.

  9. HeartForNature says:

    Just FYI, she came two more times after I posted this, but I haven’t seen any males, and she hasn’t come back since yesterday. 😕 They really prefer feeding alone. At least without the bigger birds. Even I’ll admit that sometimes it’s chaos with the bigger birds, though. I’m going to put out some more feeders as soon as I get the time.

  10. Micah Grove says:

    Okay!, yeah sounds good. Thanks alot for the info. I will post when I am done(it would be in a few weeks).

  11. HeartForNature says:

    Happy to help. I can’t wait to see yours! Tell me once they come to it. A hummer came to mine again this morning, and if they didn’t only pass through on migration, I would’ve sworn it was a Rufous Hummingbird.

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