Candace, from Colorado, has been able to hand feed these lovely jewels. Her success can also be your success. Remember to keep your surroundings peaceful and quiet when attempting to hand feed your hummingbird friends. Also keep in mind that they are getting ready to migrate and your visitors may be just passing through. Do not be disappointed if they do not stay with you long. Your feeder may be a life saver as they need to refuel on their way South.