How to Get Hummingbirds to Nest by You
How to Get Hummingbirds To Nest by You If you would like to see more hummingbirds around your yard you need to provide two sources, food and nesting materials.
Let Hummingbirds Build Nests
Immediately in the spring set up your yard as hummingbird friendly. After a long flight back to their breeding grounds there are only two things on their minds food and setting up their nests.
The only nesting source that I know of that is endorsed by the Hummingbird Society is sold by a company called Hummer Helper .
Hummer Helper created a wire hanger that they have painted red to attract hummingbirds. They placed an all natural bedding material that hummingbirds like to use to line their nests.
Having a nesting material available greatly improves the chance that a hummingbird will chose to nest near you. They have to work less to collect the materials needed.
What Do Hummingbirds Eat?
Give hummingbirds a few food sources. If you’re looking for a recipe to make your own sugar-water you can find one under the posting titled making your yard hummingbird pleasant. The posting covers plants you may wish to add into your landscape, a sugar-water recipe and additional products you can purchase.
How Do You Clean and Maintain a Hummingbird Feeder?
You should clean out your hummingbird feeder at least once a month using a bleach water solution to kill any harmful bacteria. You can find additional information on my site where I explain the process here.
When Do You Put Out Nesting & Hummingbird Food?
When to place your feeders and nesting material out in your yard is important question to ask. Timing is everything. You can find a posting I wrote dealing with this question direct here. The article also includes a link to the migration map for your state so you can predicted the arrival time for the hummers to your area.
Gather up all the supplies explained above and YOU will have hummingbirds nesting in your yard and enjoy them all season.