Little Flyer 4 Hummingbird Feeder (LF-4)

$25.99

Little Flyer 4 Hummingbird Feeder (LF-4)

Rated 3.15 out of 5 based on 13 customer ratings
(13 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 Little Flyer.

  • Holds 10 oz. of nectar
  • Built-in ant moat keeps ants from reaching the nectar when filled with water
  • Four ports and perches
  • Can be hung from its brass rod (included), or pole-mounted using a threaded adapter (not included)
  • Leak-proof design
  • Easy to fill and clean – simply remove the brass rod to lift off the cap
  • Eye-catching ruby red attracts hummingbirds
  • Nectar recipe is engraved on the feeder cover
  • UV-stabilized polycarbonate won’t yellow with age
  • Perfect Little Brush is included to keep feeder ports clean
  • Optional Nectar Guard® Tips (not included) block bees and flying insects from entering feeder ports
  • Lifetime Warranty covers defective parts
  • Made in the U.S.A.

Click here to view or download the Little Flyer 4 instruction manual.

 

Droll Yankees
We've enjoyed visits from hummingbirds throughout the year ever since we put the feeder on our deck. Love it. Easy to clean and attracts the lovely, fascinating little birds...Thank you!

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

Prop 65 Warning

WARNING This product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Bisphenol A (BPA), which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to http://www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

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!

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

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Heather Forkey

    Bought 2 of the little flyer 4 and they say they hold 10oz of nectar. I made 20oz and have 4oz left over. These only hold 8oz obviously. Can’t believe the packaging says 10oz. Filled them to the brim!

    • Droll Yankees

      Hi Heather,
      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees and bringing this issue to our attention. I have forwarded your feedback to our product development team so they can verify the capacity.
      Thank you for flying with our flock!

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Deanne

    My husband & I have 2 of these feeders, have used them for several summers. For the most part, we have been pleased. However, we have just this season noticed the problem which some have mentioned in their previous reviews, [May I say as an aside that I generally intensely dislike reading reviews (too much whining!) or writing them.] that is, the inability of hummies to eat while perching. What we’ve observed re: this is that larger ones can manage due to body size & beak length, but the littler ones must either keep flying or perch on the rim of the top itself. Thanks for reading what I might wish was totally positive! Over decades, our overall experience with Droll Yankee feeders has been great.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Deanne,
      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees and taking the time to offer your suggestions. We are always looking for ways to improve the birding experience for backyard birds and backyard birders, and the ideas and suggestions of innovative, thinking people are always welcome. If you have any additional suggestions or questions, 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).

      Thanks again for your message, and happy birding!

  3. Rated 3 out of 5

    Karla Kappler

    Purchased two for this season. Have had it out since mid-April without issues until I refilled last week. It is leaking EVERYWHERE! My hummingbirds love it, but the bugs are contaminating the mixture within 24 hours. Why is it leaking? I have not changed anything in the way I have cleaned or filled it…I purchased as this was rated as one of the top feeders of 2020, and have been very pleased until this.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Karla,

      We are sorry that you are experiencing issues with your Little Flyer 4. Based on your review, it sounds as if there could be a manufacturing error with your feeder. Are you able to see any hairline cracks that the leak could be coming from? Please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to directly handle your case. Our hours are 7 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Fri (EST). Thank you.

  4. Rated 1 out of 5

    Nancy

    I bought one Happy Eight and two Little Flyer 4 feeders three years ago. Hummers absolutely love the Happy Eight but never sip from the Little Flyer 4’s. I clean all three feeders at the same time and fill them with the same sugar water and all are located in a row at the end of my deck. Hummers will check out the Little Flyers but never drink from them. Seeing as how this has gone on for three years and all parameters are the same, I have to conclude that there is just something wrong with the shape of the Little Flyer 4. Looks like I will have to give up on them and try something else.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Nancy,
      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. 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. We 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!
      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 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Fri (EST). Thank you for flying with our flock!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Suzanne

    I have found that this feeder is great against bees. When I start having bee problems I switch out other types I have with this one.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jim Perkowski

    Best hummingbird feeder I have ever owned. It’s very easy to clean and maintain. I have used it for 5 seasons now and the hummingbirds love it.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nancy Baker

    My little Massachusetts hummers LOVE this Lil Flyer feeder for years now. They’re able to sip both sitting and hovering.
    I have 2 placed on opposite sides of my garden to reduce hummer wars.
    I used boiled/ cooled 2 cup water to 1/2 c+ white sugar with great success. No color need to be added – the bright little red cover does the attraction trick.
    The feeder is well made and if cover is properly aligned it will snap right on without leaking.
    PS – my finches LOVE drinking out of the water in the ant moat.
    PPS – Feeders are going up now mid-April because the migrators have appreciated the buzz-by sip stop.
    PPPS – initial price seemed a bit high but it’s totally paid for itself in that my 1st one is going on 5 seasons without replacement (really good quality). I’m buying additional for my little hummer haven.

  8. 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!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dan A Marolla

    Hands down the best Hummingbird feeder on the market.

  10. 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).

  11. 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!

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

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