Top Facts About Hummingbird Feeders
Many people in
the United States today own hummingbird feeders and enjoy placing
them around their house to get a great view of the many different
types of humming birds. Some people enjoy building their own
hummingbird feeders while others prefer to buy a modern design.
Do you know how the modern bird feeder first
came into being? Here are some interesting facts about the history
of bird feeders.
Today modern bird feeders owe their existence to
an entrepreneur named Laurence J. Webster. One morning his
wife showed him an article about people feeding hummingbirds from
small glass bottles. Instantly, taking an interest he started
forming new ideas on how to improve the hummingbird feeders. After
much trial and error the first modern glass blown hummingbird
feeder was created. Production for the feeder started prior to 1936
and over a period of the next few years the new design became quite
popular. The Audubon Novelty Company in New York liked the Webster
Bird Feeders so much they began offering them for sale.
Over the years many new humming bird feeder
designs were created. These feeders now come in many different
designs, shapes and sizes. Now you can buy the glass hummingbird
feeders in a variety of different colors and unique designs. Today
the glass hummingbird feeders are not as common as the plastic
feeders. The plastic feeders are typically cheaper and available in
stores more than the glass feeders.
Why have humming bird feeders become so popular
over the years? The reason is because the feeder gives people a
chance to enjoy the beauty of nature and the unique beauty of the
creature. What's nice about the hummingbird feeders is that you can
easily install them anywhere around your home. If you live in an
apartment or small home you can still install a feeder and enjoy
watching them dart around from the feeder and then back to its
Be sure to check out your local pet store or
garden center to get an idea of the different type of hummingbird
designs that will work for your home or living space.