Michael from Asheville, NC asked this question, "Will Balcony Hummingbird Feeders Attract Wild Birds?
I am moving to a 4th floor apartment which has a balcony. Will Hummingbirds use a feeder that high off the ground?
Yes they will. You may have to work a little to get their attention first though.
Here is a list of things you can do to attract Hummers to your balcony:
Once you have successfully attracted one Hummingbird, then your battle is over, others will soon follow.
And if you are faithful to hang your balcony hummingbird feeders every year, the birds will not disappoint you
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I live on the 21st floor of a highrise in the middle of the city of St Louis and have a small red glass feeder on the East side of the building & provide homemade food (1/3 sugar: 2/3 water) ... no other flowers/plants/etc were necessary to attact them and for 2 years they have been feeding from my balcony all summer long.
My friends are amazed they will come up so high to feed.
Great Fun Watching them!
So yes.. they will visit a balcony! LOL
On my Mom's balcony one little guy runs everyone off.
What to do?
This is very typical Hummingbird behaviour.
They are very feisty creatures and sharing quietly at feeders together is just not part of their makeup!
Hummingbirds will fight for the sole use of a feeder.
You could hang another feeder at the other end of the balcony.
This will not stop them from protecting the feeder they want but may give others more opportunity to feed.
The more syrup feeders that are available will make it difficult for one to dominate
Some great ideas for building a balcony garden which will be sure to attract birds, Vertical Balcony Garden Ideas.
The balcony hummingbird feeder design posted on the webpage is very interesting.
I have many wild birds and some of the feeders posted on the website are great and very efficient.
I have tried some of them. Keep up the good work.
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