How to attract the flying jewels to you?
Choose the right feeder. They are particularly fond of red and are often observed investigating feeders with red parts. The brighter feeder color is, the likelihood to capture hummers increase. Note: Do not use red dye in a hummingbird feeder; there is concern that it may harm the birds.
Choose the right placement. Place it under a tree or some partial shade of a large bush, canopy, or overhang from your house and it should be within 10 to 15 feet of protection. Shade keeps the nectar water from spoiling to quickly (clean and change nectar every 3 to 5 days when the temperature rises)
Put the feeder near the flowers they like. Brightly-colored flowers that are tubular hold the most nectar and are particularly attractive to hummingbirds. These include perennials such as bee balms, columbines, daylilies, and lupines; biennials such as foxgloves and hollyhocks; and many annuals, including cleome, impatiens, and petunias.