Little Flyer 4 Hummingbird Feeder (LF-4)

$25.99

Little Flyer 4 Hummingbird Feeder (LF-4)

Rated 2.33 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

$25.99

SKU: LF-4

Attract hummingbirds where you can easily see them with the Droll Yankees Little Flyer 4 Hummingbird Feeder. This item is an updated version of Droll Yankees’ best selling Hummingbird feeder, the LF.

  • Leak-proof design is a Droll Yankees guarantee!
  • Droll Yankees – best-selling hummingbird feeder
  • Eye-catching ruby red attracts hummingbirds instantly
  • Four feeding ports feature molded plastic flowers, easy for hummers to use
  • Four small perches encourage hummers to stay a while!
  • Optional Nectar Guard® Tips block bees and flying insects – may be purchased to extend the life of the feeder
  • Central ant moat, when filled with water, keeps ants from reaching the nectar
  • Holds 10 ounces of nectar
  • Nectar recipe is engraved on the feeder cover
  • UV stabilized polycarbonate construction means long lasting nectar feeding.
  • Easy to fill and clean – simply remove the brass rod to lift off the cap
  • Our Perfect Little Brush is included to keep feeder ports clean – replacement brushes may be purchased
  • Can be hung from its attractive brass rod (included), or pole-mounted using a threaded adapter that comes with Droll Yankees – Garden Pole (not included)
  • Lifetime Warranty covers defective parts
  • Made in the U.S.A.

 

Droll Yankees
I have tried SO many other hummingbird feeders over the years - that is, until I bought a Droll Yankees! I would not buy any other feeder now. The feeders are incredibly easy to CLEAN and fill (you even get a little cleaning brush with the feeder). They can't leak! No sticky, red puddle on our decks. Last but not least - HUMMINGBIRDS LOVE THESE FEEDERS! These feeders are so great that I buy them as gifts - my gifted friends are equally impressed. AMAZING customer service!

Note: Nectar is easily made by boiling 4 parts water and 1 part table sugar and will keep in the refrigerator up to two weeks. Be sure mixture is cooled before filling feeder.

Birds that use this feeder:
Designed for hummingbirds

Dimensions 7.5 x 5.5 x 9 in
Mounting

May be hung or pole mounted

Capacity

10 oz., 4 ports

Construction

UV-stabilized polycarbonate and brass rod

Seed or feed options

Nectar (made from 1 part table sugar and 4 parts boiling water)

Manufacturer Warranty

Lifetime Warranty against defects

How do I obtain replacement parts for this item?

Replacement parts are available directly through us. To place an order, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7:30 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Thurs & 7:30 am – 2 pm Fri (EST). We look forward to helping you get back to feeding the birds!

6 reviews for Little Flyer 4 Hummingbird Feeder (LF-4)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chris

    This is a great little hummingbird feeder. I find it to be the perfect size for my front porch. It is of good quality. I have been using it for one season now and have had no issues.

  2. Rated 1 out of 5

    Bonnie White

    My Tucson hummingbirds will not use this feeder. Big disappointment for them and me. Sturdy, yes. The issue is the distance from them to nectar. They prefer my ordinary $10 feeder. If I had my receipt I return it.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Bonnie,
      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees and expressing your concerns. We strive every day to create the highest quality products for birds and birders alike, and we always appreciate people who love the birds.

      A hummingbird’s tongue is roughly twice the length of its beak. It actually licks the nectar (approximately 13 licks per second!), instead of drinking from the feeder directly. Looking at its beak, it might seem that it can’t reach the nectar at the bottom of the feeder. But because its tongue extends much longer than its beak, it’s actually able to lick the nectar that is beyond its beak.

      We are very sorry that you haven’t seen hummingbirds on your nectar feeder. Birds are creatures of habit, and it can take them days or even weeks to use a new hummingbird feeder. There is something new in the yard that they are not used to, and they need to warm up to it first.

      Make sure you are regularly cleaning your hummingbird feeder. Hummingbirds often avoid feeders that have rancid nectar. We recommend disinfecting your nectar feeders with a 50/50 solution of hot water and white vinegar every three to five days. Increase cleaning frequency if you notice your nectar has become cloudy.

      Hummingbirds have a notorious affinity for the color red. That’s why red is used so predominantly on hummingbird feeders. Tying a red ribbon on your feeder that will move in the wind is one way to get their attention. Another way is to position your feeder within inches of a hanging plant that is attractive to hummers, such as fuchsia, where they’ll practically trip over the feeder. Once the hummers recognize the feeder as a food source, you can place it almost anywhere.

      Check with your local Audubon Society to find out when hummers are in your area. Put your feeders out one week before they are expected to arrive so that any early arrivals will be encouraged to stay. Leave your feeders up at least one week after you’ve seen the last hummer for migrants passing through. Hummers like a place to perch and rest, so try to place your feeder near a bush or tree. If an aggressive hummer tries to dominate your feeder, place another feeder out of sight of the first.

      Hummers are attracted by a wide variety of flowers. Some favorites are: American columbine, bee balm, bugleweed, butterfly milkweed, choral bean, coralberry, fuchsia, hibiscus, hollyhock, larkspur, lemon bottlebrush, mimosa tree, evening primrose, red buckeye, red impatiens, red salvia, sage tiger lily, trumpet honeysuckle, trumpet vine, weigela, and zinnia.

      We would suggest temporarily removing other hummingbird feeders in the area so that the hummingbirds will be encouraged to use the new one. We hope that the hummingbirds begin to use the feeder soon, and please keep us updated! If you have any additional questions or concerns, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7:30 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Thurs & 7:30 am – 2 pm Fri (EST). Thank you for flying with our flock!

  3. Rated 1 out of 5

    Bizzlebee

    I bought this feeder a couple years ago, and although the hummingbirds come to it, and fly to each port, they do not seem to drink. This has happened on multiple occasions. The feeder is the same type as another saucer-type feeder from another company that they regularly use. Same mix is used that has a positive response with all my other feeders. I’m baffled, and disappointed in the product.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello,
      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. We are very sorry that you haven’t seen hummingbirds using your nectar feeder. Birds are creatures of habit, and it can take them days or even weeks to use a new hummingbird feeder. There is something new in the yard that they are not used to, and they need to warm up to it first.

      Make sure you are regularly cleaning your hummingbird feeder. Hummingbirds often avoid feeders that have rancid nectar. We recommend disinfecting your nectar feeders with a 50/50 solution of hot water and white vinegar every three to five days. Increase cleaning frequency if you notice your nectar has become cloudy.

      Hummingbirds have a notorious affinity for the color red. That’s why red is used so predominantly on hummingbird feeders. Tying a red ribbon on your feeder that will move in the wind is one way to get their attention. Another way is to position your feeder within inches of a hanging plant that is attractive to hummers, such as fuchsia, where they’ll practically trip over the feeder. Once the hummers recognize the feeder as a food source, you can place it almost anywhere.

      Check with your local Audubon Society to find out when hummers are in your area. Put your feeders out one week before they are expected to arrive so that any early arrivals will be encouraged to stay. Leave your feeders up at least one week after you’ve seen the last hummer for migrants passing through. Hummers like a place to perch and rest, so try to place your feeder near a bush or tree. If an aggressive hummer tries to dominate your feeder, place another feeder out of sight of the first.

      Hummers are attracted by a wide variety of flowers. Some favorites are: American columbine, bee balm, bugleweed, butterfly milkweed, choral bean, coralberry, fuchsia, hibiscus, hollyhock, larkspur, lemon bottlebrush, mimosa tree, evening primrose, red buckeye, red impatiens, red salvia, sage tiger lily, trumpet honeysuckle, trumpet vine, weigela, and zinnia.

      We would suggest temporarily removing other hummingbird feeders in the area so that the hummingbirds will be encouraged to use the new one. We hope that the hummingbirds begin to use the feeder soon, and please keep us updated!

      If you have any additional questions or concerns, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7:30 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Thurs & 7:30 am – 2 pm Fri (EST). Thank you for flying with our flock!

  4. Rated 1 out of 5

    Sara Stock

    The distance from perch to port is too great for my ruby-throated hummers. Or, maybe the angle of the port is the problem, I’m not sure. But they have to hover to feed. I have tried them many times over a several year period, but I always ending up going back to my old, old-style DY feeders, which were perfect. I wish you’d bring those back.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Sara,
      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees and taking the time to offer your suggestions on how we might make our Little Flyer 4 better. I will forward your email over to our Product Development Team. We are always looking for ways to improve our products. We do, however, receive many suggestions that we cannot fulfill due to a variety of factors involved when considering a change. Unfortunately, we need to balance the economic consequences with any design or functional changes, no matter how much we’d rather follow our passions.

      Thanks again for your message. The ideas and suggestions of innovative, thinking people are always welcome. If you have any additional suggestions, questions, or concerns, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7:30 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Thurs & 7:30 am – 2 pm Fri (EST).

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dan A Marolla

    Hands down the best Hummingbird feeder on the market.

  6. Rated 1 out of 5

    sandra

    This feeder, unfortunately is not worth the money we paid. Specifically, it leaks horribly from the edges at the slightest movement, the birds can’t eat from it as the holes are straight up and down and the bars have rough edges and as another reviewer mentioned the holes are too far away from the bars. I am writing this so that others do not spend their money on it and not be able to use it. I feel as though I’ve thrown my money away.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Sandra,
      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees and expressing your concerns. We strive every day to create the highest quality products for birds and birders alike, and we always appreciate people who love the birds.

      A hummingbird’s tongue is roughly twice the length of its beak. It actually licks the nectar (approximately 13 licks per second!), instead of drinking from the feeder directly. Looking at its beak, it might seem that it can’t reach the nectar in the bottom of the feeder. But because its tongue extends much longer than its beak, it’s actually able to lick the nectar that is beyond its beak. If you look closely with binoculars, you might even be able to see the hummer’s tongue.

      It is normal for a little bit of nectar to spill out when filling and hanging the feeder, or when it is tilted sideways. I find it helpful to fill the feeder upside-down and then flip it right-side-up once outside. When the bottle is tightly secured to the base and the feeder is turned upright quickly to create a vacuum, it should not leak after the feeder is hung. If you still experience leaks from your hummingbird feeder, it is very possible that your feeder has a crack. Check for any cracks on both the feeder and feeding ports. Additionally, placing your feeder in direct sunlight can cause leakage because the sunlight will expand the plastic. It is recommended to place your feeder in partial sunlight.

      If you have any questions or concerns, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Fri (EST). Thank you for feeding the birds!

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