Yet Another: How Do I Get Them To Use My Feeder Question
Seattle area. The hummers all go to the back of my yard and whiz around the various bushes, but try as I might, they -never- will use my typical inverted feeder I put on my back porch so I can -see- them.
I've tried various special-purpose food mixes, sugar-water, various ways to clean the feeder. Various positions on the porch. No dice. I dunno if it's the -feeder- per se or that they don't want to get near the house but I'd appreciate any tips on attracting them to within visual range.
I've kinda gotten obsessed trying to figure out what the deal is. I keep reading how 'desperate' they are for calories but these guys don't even seem to -notice- (or want to notice) my feeder.
BTW: I dunno if it matters, but most of the ones I see in my area are small and kinda green or gray. Sometimes the gray ones have a green or gray throat. There are a rare few that are yellow-ish.
This post was edited by suntower on Sun, Jul 13, 14 at 3:17