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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

What is the best Hummingbird feeder?

When you are looking for a new feeder make sure it is easy to fill and easy to clean. This is especially important in a hummingbird feeder which should be cleaned and refilled with sugar water at least once a week and more often during warmer weather.

My favorite hummingbird feeder is the original Wild Birds Unlimited (WBU) saucer style. These hummingbird feeders are easy to fill and most importantly easy to clean. The saucer style is leak proof and bee resistant and the built in ant-moat stops ants from reaching the nectar. The feeder has perches (I love it when they stop to drink) and three feeding ports.

The cover is bright to attract hummingbirds and has raised flowers to prevent rain from running into the bowl. Both the cover and the clear bowl are constructed with UV stable poly carbonate, the most durable plastic available and are dishwasher safe for easy cleaning. The hanging rod is solid brass. Feeders can be hung or post mounted. It comes with a lifetime guarantee, and is made in the USA. And now WBU saucer style comes in different sizes and colors too!

The Best-1 Hummingbird Feeder, our second most popular feeder, has developed a strong reputation for being a durable, reliable, and effective hummingbird feeder for people in the country.What makes this hummingbird feeder so great? For one thing it is very easy to clean. Simply remove the bottle and the base comes apart in two pieces allowing you to reach both sides of the feeder ports. The glass bottle and hi-impact food grade styrene parts can even be put through the dishwasher. The high grade construction will last for years, and the design is time-tested and has been modified through the years to make it one of the best feeders available.
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The bright red base will attract plenty of hummingbirds, and the new wider ports, countersunk to keep bees or other birds from stealing nectar, allow up to 8 hummingbirds to feed at once. The new double-ringed perches give the hummingbirds a place to rest while feeding. This helps them save their energy for flying and catching insects. Made in the USA, the Best-1 hummingbird feeder is preferred by customers that live in the country. It doesn’t blow around in high winds, disassembles for easy cleaning, comes in different sizes, and replacement parts can be purchased.

2 comments:

Joy K. said...

Yea for the saucer-style feeder! I love those; they absolutely can't be beat. Easy cleaning, and they don't require a funnel to fill.

Monica Surfaro Spigelman said...

I just there could be one feeder that deters woodpeckers and/or bees and ants. But I agree, the original saucer comes closest.