hummingbirds in flight on the ping flowerSometimes, a dominant hummingbird protects a feeder from being used by other birds in the yard. As such, instead of maintaining a single feeder, you must get multiple feeders and hang them in various locations.

Unfortunately, most bird feeders are just beautifully made but are not functional. As such, they either leak or break or worse, the birds never get the chance to use them. That said, remember the following before buying hummingbird glass feeders.

Inverted Feeder

This category holds a central reservoir, which suspends above the feeding port to release nectar into the feeding ports to keep them full all the time. Inverted feeders are preferred since they have a high storage capacity and are easier to check the nectar level.

However, they are more difficult to clean and refill and can also leak and attract insects. If you have fewer hummingbirds visiting your backyard, avoid the giant inverted feeders as they can waste nectar.

Saucer feeders

This comes as a simple shallow dish, which is filled with nectar and has some ports above the reservoir. This allows the birds to dip in their tongues and bills to access the nectar supply. This type of hummingbird feeder is preferred because it is easy to assemble, clean, and fill with nectar. Additionally, it can be easily mounted on the railings or poles.

However, note that this feeder has a minimal capacity and therefore requires more frequent refilling. It also might be less visible to the visiting hummingbirds. As such, invest in red feeders because hummingbirds are mostly attracted to this color.

When choosing the type of a feeder suitable for your backyard, ensure that you consider its capacity, the number of feeding ports, the color, the mounting, the perches, and insect guards. Make sure the feeders are attractive. They should be made from tinted or cracked glass with decorations and artistic swirls or faux flowers. These features will attract more birds, ensuring that your nectar does not go to waste.