Want to attract hummingbirds to Hampden? In the Northeast, hummingbirds brighten our gardens from April to October. The Bird Store and More in Sturbridge, MA has many tips to attracting them to your yard.
Hummingbirds require a lot of energy. The simplest way to attract hummingbirds to your backyard is to place out a feeder filled with nectar such as songbird essentials clear liquid nectar. Choose one of our unique hummingbird feeders designed to mimic nectar-bearing flowers. These feeders are bright red because hummingbirds find the color attractive.
The best place for your hummingbird feeder is on a pole in a flower bed or hung on a porch or deck near flowers hummingbirds are attracted to. If you are placing a hummingbird feeder out for the first time, or you don’t see any hummingbirds visiting your feeder try placing it close to flowers where hummingbirds have been seen feeding. You can also tie 18 to 24-inch strips of red ribbon to the feeder. The blowing ribbons will make it easier for the hummingbirds to see.
Provide perching areas around your hummingbird feeders with various trees and shrubs at varying heights. Hummingbirds will need places to rest between feedings and like to perch in view of their nectar source.
Hummingbirds are very territorial and will aggressively protect nectar sources. To prevent a single hummingbird from monopolizing your feeder, place several feeders out of view of each other around your backyard.
Provide nectar feeders at varying heights. Different hummingbird species will favor and defend different heights. Some hummingbird species like to feed at heights of 12 to 15 feet, while others typically feed on low growing flowers and will prefer feeders placed closer to the ground. Place your feeders in at least 3 different heights to reduce aggression between hummingbirds.
Hummingbirds love to bathe on misted leaves. Add a water mister around broad-leafed plants and watch them take a bath!
To attract hummingbirds to Hampden and many other types of birds, visit the Bird Store and More. We are easy to get to from Agawam, Feeding Hills, Fiskdale, Brimfield, Chicopee, East Longmeadow, Hampden, Holland, Holyoke, Longmeadow, Ludlow, Monson, Palmer, Thorndike, Southwick, Springfield, Wales, West Springfield, Westfield and Wilbraham.