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Wine Bottle Hummingbird Feeder

.......Tube Type

A "Wine Bottle Hummingbird Feeder" is another alternative for the economically minded or for those who just get satisfaction in building something useful.

To make a hummingbird feeder has its advantages.

You will take part in a very worthy cause:.....recycling.

Hey, its not much but every piece of recycled matter helps.

Okay, lets get on with it.

I will show two types of homemade feeders: What I call the "Wine Bottle Hummingbird Feeder" (you can actually use any bottle that is similar to a wine bottle) and the "Homemade Tray Hummingbird Feeder" which will be located on another page.

To make the "Wine Bottle Hummingbird Feeder" you will need:

Wine Bottle for Hummingbird feeder

Wine Bottle - Or a similar bottle with an opening of .75 (3/4) inch or less.

Hummingbird Feeder Tube

Hummingbird Feeder Tube - An inexpensive item you need to purchase.
We have these available in the Accessories section of our Store.

An Onion Bag - Choose one with a larger weave.
A RED onion bag will help to attract hummingbirds.

The Procedure:

  • Fill the bottle with some water.

  • Insert the feeding tube snugly into the bottle.Turn it upside down to test for leaks.

  • If there is a leak try pushing the tube deeper to make a better seal.

  • If this doesn't work the bottle may have a chip or deformed edge, if so, choose another bottle.

  • Now that you have a leak proof set up: remove the feeding tube, slip the neck of the bottle into the onion bag through one of the holes of the weave at the bottom of the bag.

  • Fill the bottle with your homemade nectar recipe.

  • Insert the feeder tube into the bottle.

  • Lastly, you can use a cord or heavy nylon string or copper wire to weave into the opening of the bag (the top end of your feeder) to hang the feeder.

  • If you are having issues with a leaking feeder, download our
    "Stop Leaking Tube Feeders" PDF.

And Voila!........
You now have your "Wine Bottle Hummingbird Feeder"!

A wine bottle is rather large but if you have lots and lots of hummingbirds to feed you won't have to fill it so often.
You may find that the nectar isn't being consumed fast enough and you have to refill the feeder before it is empty to prevent spoilage.

We have the solution: you can make a "mini hummingbird feeder".
Simply choose a bottle smaller than a wine bottle.
You can make variable sizes such as an 8 oz.- 12 oz. - 16 oz. feeder.

Choose the size that seems to need replenishing in about 2 days....
(the rule of thumb to prevent nectar spoilage).

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