Hummingbirds are delightful to have around. They are tiny and colorful with iridescent feathers. If you didn’t already know, they could flap their wings 80 times per second, which to our ears sounds like their humming and hence the name hummingbird. Another interesting trait of the hummingbird is that they can fly up, down, to each side, backward and even upside down! Quite a fascinating bird, right?
They feed on nectar. They have an unusually long and tapered bill which they use to extract nectar from long and tubular flowers. You can attract these colorful birds in a number ways, which I will talk about later. However, the most efficient method is to place top fill glass hummingbird feeders in your garden or backyard. The hummingbird feeder is a special kind of nectar or oriole feeder which houses nectar. You can either purchase commercial nectar mixes or even make your homemade nectar, which I will talk about a little later. First, let’s take a look at the best glass hummingbird feeders available today.
Top Fill Glass Hummingbird feeders
The best feeders as always are easy to clean, easy to fill and place and solid enough to last a couple years without damage.
The perky-pet 209B “Our Best” Glass Hummingbird feeder with free nectar
This feeder is everything hummingbirds are attracted to, assembled into one feeding station. It showcases a bright red plastic base and top, which is the perfect color for attracting hummingbirds. The feeder has a circular perch which goes all the way around the base providing ample space for the birds to sit and feed on. There are six feeding stations, and each has a built in yellow flower bee guards for protecting the nectar. The durable, transparent glass bottle can store up to 30 ounces of nectar at a time and has a wide mouth for hassle-free cleaning and filling. Also, there is a built-in ant moat on the top cap; just fill it in with water and keep the ants out.
The hallmark features of this feeder:
- Six feeding station
- Built -in ant moat
- Base comes apart for easy cleaning
- Sturdy bee guards protect nectar from bees
- 30m ounce nectar capacity
- Free instant nectar packet
Garden Treasures Glass Hummingbird Feeder 30 Ounce Capacity
This is an extremely effective glass humming bird feeder. The feeder has seven feeding ports and a beveled glass container with a wide mouth for cleaning and filling. All the port have built-in bee guards, and there is also built -in ant moat on the top. This feeder too has a red base and top, but the red is darker and not as bright. It too has a 30-ounce nectar capacity and isn’t quite as flashy as the perky pet feeder.
The bottom section comes apart pretty easily for cleaning. With other feeders in the past and even with the perky pet feeders I have to struggle to get this off and many times black mold forms would is impossible to get rid off. The one short fall of this feeder is that the hanging wire is a bit flimsy and broke off the very first time I tried to hang it. I would recommend changing the wire to a more flexible kind. That aside it is a great feeder, one that I continue to enjoy and invites lots of hummingbirds.
- 7 feeding ports each with its own perch
- Built in ant moat and bee guards
- 30 ounce nectar capacity
- Beveled glass increases toughness
- Red covers; top and base
Garden Treasures Glass Hummingbird Feeder with Copper Finish
This is a classic looking glass feeder with a great brushed copper finishing for the top cap and the bottom base and perch. Although this feeder is comparatively shorter than the previous two, its glass container is designed to hold up to 32 ounces of nectar. The glass is hardened for extra protection. It has 5 feeding ports with bee guards built-in.
Unlike, the other feeders with flashy brittle faux flowers, this feeder has copper flowers riveted to the base and painted red for attracting the birds, which don’t go bad in the sun. This particular feeder has a braided wire which gives you flexibility while hanging and does not snap. The whole thing comes apart very easily with screw threads on the top and bottom. The glass comes off easily for washing and the base comes apart easily in two pieces for cleaning. The perch is metal and welded in to the base, so it is sturdy, in fact, the whole structure is very sturdy and stable and would not break for several years.
- 32 ounce capacity
- Copper brushed finishing
- Bee guards
- No ant moat
- 5 feeding ports
- Whole feeder comes apart easily for cleaning
Perky-Pet 8120-2 Green Antique Bottle Hummingbird Feeder
A perky pet classic feeder; it has a rustic and chic green hardened glass bottle container that can hold up to 24 ounces of nectar. There are 4 feeding ports, with built in metal red decorative flower bee guards. The base is made from brushed silver and comes apart easily for cleaning. There is a metal hanger on top. The whole feeder is designed with elegance using brilliant metallic accents for the hanged and the base. This feeder is a great decorative and functional addition to any garden or backyard.
This feeder is perfect for you if you are looking for an ornamental feeder and you are already attracting humming birds into your garden. Since green does not work well with hummers, it’s not going to call out to the tiny birds. However, you could try adding a few red flowers to the feeder for a few days or placing it near a honeysuckle vine, or other hummer attractions would help.
• Rustic green hardened glass container
• 24-ounce capacity
• Four feeding ports
• Base made of brushed silver that comes apart easily for cleaning
• Bee guards
• No ant guard
Perky-Pet 8109-2 Antique Glass Bottle Hummingbird Feeder
Here is another classic hummingbird feeder from Perky Pet made of metal and glass. The feeder has a red antique bottle design with pewter accents on the glass bottle. There are four feeding ports and the feeder even has an attached metal hanger for easy hanging. Its nectar capacity is a little on the low side at 16 ounces.
This feeder looks nice, it has a vintage colored glass bottle, metal flowers and a metal top half of its base, so ants and squirrels will not chew threw it as opposed to plastic feeders. The negative is that, although, it looks attractive, the glass isn’t actually red, but has a red sticker on it, which if scratched slightly, tends to come off and then in time water completes the job. However, the feeder does work completely fine and well; it is a little expensive for the value they provide.
• Attractive red antique bottle design
• Made from metal and glass
• No bee guards or ant guards
• 4 ports for feeding
• 16 ounces capacity
As I mentioned earlier, there are many ways to attract hummers into your garden. Essentially hummers are attracted to flowers, feeders, and insects. Hummers love nectar-rich flowers like impatiens, petunias, salvias, bee balm, columbine, cannas, honeysuckles and more. As for the insects, they feed on a wide variety including spiders, so avoid using any insecticides or pesticides that may kill many insects. It is a good idea to incorporate all three things into your strategy for attracting all kinds of hummers into your garden. So get started and I’m here to help with any questions you may have. Good luck!
Apart for the top fill glass hummingbird feeders mentioned above, there are many different kinds of hummer feeders in the market today that you could use depending on your budget and purpose. You can find information on these in my other articles.