The use of a hummingbird feeder is a very simple and easy way to attract hummingbirds. Then the question becomes, “where is the best place to hang the feeder?” There is no perfect answer to this question, but the guidelines listed below will help you select where you wish to place your hummingbird feeder or feeders.
- First and foremost, you want the feeders to gain the attention of the hummingbirds! If for any reason the feeder needs to be moved later, you can do so. The birds will look for it even after you move it, because they have learned that your yard is a dependable food source.
- In warmer weather, place the feeder in a shady area. The cooler the feeder, the less likely it is to leak or drip. Also, your nectar solution won’t spoil as quickly.
- Placing the feeder in a shady area will prevent the sunlight’s ultraviolet rays from damaging as quickly the materials of which the feeder is made.
- If you are having trouble with aggressive hummingbirds and you have multiple feeders, then place the feeders at least 30 feed apart from each other. This seems to keep the number of confrontations between the birds to a minimum.
Be sure and place your feeders where you can easily view it. After all, isn’t that the primary reason any bird enthusiast chooses to hang one? Happy bird watching everyone!