Watch hummingbirds up close and on camera with this smart feeder

A hummingbird feeder
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Attention, bird lovers: you can now birdwatch in your yard when you’re not even home with this hummingbird feeder that comes with a camera! So grab some nectar and get ready for your backyard to be on the top of every hummingbird’s bucket list.

The Soliom Pro BF10 Smart Hummingbird Feeder will make your backyard a hummingbird hotspot thanks to its flower-shaped feeding ports. The PBA-free plastic is safe to put in the dishwasher, so you can be sure that your hummingbirds have access to fresh nectar and clean, comfortable feeding surfaces. The unique patented design also keeps insects bees at bay, so you will offer birds a buffet, and not bees. The 16-oz feeder also features a built-in ‘ant moat’ so even the most adventuresome ants won’t be able to climb their way to the sweet liquid within.

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The wireless camera is easy to assemble and install, and it features the ability for live streaming as well as recording.

The camera also boasts advanced AI recognition, meaning that you use the app to help you identify what species of bird visits your feeder. The feeder promises the ability to identify up to 95% of hummingbird species. It makes a perfect gift for bird lovers of all ages, whether you gift to an elderly loved one who isn’t able to spend as much time in the garden as she would like, or a kid working on a school project about backyard birds.

Want to see the Soliom Pro BF10 Hummingbird Feeder in action? You can see (and hear) a clip of a happy hummingbird having a nosh in this video on YouTube. Note the sharp picture quality and the lovely audio capabilities:

You can also download and save selected video footage, making it easy to share your hummingbird happenings with friends and family.

8 plants that will attract hummingbirds to your yard

 Bee Balm

Also known as bergamot, horsemint or monada, bee balm is marked by its height—as much as 3 or 4 feet—and vibrant shades of red, orange, pink and purple. This flower thrives in a sunny environment.

Scarlet Sage

Just like its name, this wise red beauty is the perfect flower to plant into a hanging basket (or a field) to attract hummingbirds to your dwelling.

Trumpet Flower

This long, tubular and ambitious flower thrives in full sun or even partial shade. Just beware of its “invasive” properties: It can overpower an area and climb many different surfaces.

Petunia

One of the most popular and inexpensive garden flowers, petunias grow anywhere—from small baskets to full gardens—in vibrant shades of purple, pink, white and countless variations. Plus, they’re full of delicious nectar that hummingbirds are sure to love.

Phlox

The perennial summer phlox wildflowers are colorful and star-shaped and especially enticing to hummingbirds. Plus, they come in lots of varieties so they’ll work in nearly every garden color scheme. Bonus: They’re easy to plant and low-maintenance.

Cardinal Flower

Many gardeners consider the cardinal flower, or Lobelia, the ideal choice for attracting hummingbirds. Its long stalks reach heights of 48 inches, and the delicate, red blooms make this flower an attractive addition to any landscape.

Agastache

Also known as “hummingbird mint,” this aromatic floral plant is delicate and enticing and offers one of the best sources of natural nectar. It is a favorite of the Hummingbird Society.

Columbine

Cherished for its ability to grow easily and blossom into gorgeous, bell-like bursts, this delicate flower is a favorite of both gardeners and hummingbirds. It’s easy to grow and maintain, tolerating a range of soils and geographic climates.

MORE: Turn your outdoor space into a safe haven for birds and butterflies

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