Winter Hummingbird Feeder, warm and bright in the cold

video Winter Hummingbird Feeder, warm and bright in the cold
Winter hummingbirds need help in sub-freezing weather. This simple feeder can be made for $50 in an hour, works with seed feeders too, and is cheap and cheerful to watch. All you need is a chick brooder lamp from a hardware store, a flat pan feeder and a plastic flower pot. A few screws, and your hummers will thank you for it

This is the first year that I have seen hummingbirds during the winter months. At first I thought we just had one, but now we have seen three. I found this video and decided to make one today with the temperature in the 20's and rotating my feeders out all day after they started to freeze. $56, 1 hour later, we had our heated feeder made. Within 5 minutes we had our first hummingbird using it. I think I'll make another one!

vicvelcro2 years ago
This is nice and very thoughtful. I'll be making one for next year.

Thank you.
nwyss (author)  vicvelcro2 years ago
Thank you for that
nwyss (author) 2 years ago
see the feeder in action at;

This is really a great idea, I enjoy seeing the hummingbirds in my yard each year, and I would love to accommodate them year round. This is a well made video too. Good work!