Hummingbird Feeder Tips

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird at an Aspects Feeder
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

Here in Maryland, the temperature has been jumping around: winter, spring and summer taking turns all in a week or two. But today I took the plunge and put away my birdbath heaters and put up one of my hummingbird feeders. If you are ready to feed hummers, here are some hummingbird feeder tips to get you started.

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Where to Put Bird Feeders: Spread Them Out!

Backyard Bird Feeders

Spread out your bird feeders for success with a wide variety of birds. Too many feeders right on top of each other, each appealing to different types of birds, creates congestion. This increases conflict as species and personal spaces overlap.

This doesn’t mean that each individual feeder has to be its own remote island. Instead, think about about feeder types and which birds are likely to visit each feeder. Then cluster the feeders that make sense to be near each other. Leave space in between the clusters to allow various species to eat relatively peacefully at the same time.

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Erva Bluebird Mealworm Feeder Review

Male Eastern Bluebird Inside Erva Starling Proof Mealworm Feeder
Male Eastern Bluebird Inside Erva Mealworm Feeder

Are you looking for a bluebird feeder that will keep starlings out? After many weeks trying to offer dried mealworms to Eastern Bluebirds and Carolina Wrens, I finally have a winner, Erva’s Starling Proof Mealworm Feeder a.k.a. “Bluebird Feeder”! This is my review.

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