Hand Feeding a Hummingbird

It’s fun to feed hummingbirds and see them up close, almost like encountering fairies. Surprisingly, hand-feeding hummingbirds isn’t so hard, planting flowers that hummingbirds like is the first step. Once hummingbirds regularly visit the feeding station, it is time to get them used to your presence. During the most popular feeding times, sit outside several feet away from the feeders. Each day, move a small step or two closer to the feeders, but remain still so the birds are not threatened. Avoid any sudden moves or unnecessary sounds while the birds gradually learn that you won’t hurt them. Holding the feeder very still and wearing bright red will also attract the birds.