The use of a feeder is probably one of the easiest ways to attract hummingbirds. Where you place your feeder is very important. It is my hope that the following tips will help you select the proper location for your feeder.
- The feeder should be placed in the shade, because this will help prevent the rapid spoilage of the nectar during warm weather.
- You will want to place your feeder high enough to prevent squirls and other preditors from being able to reach it.
- The feeder should be placed out of the wind, because gusty winds can cause the nectar solution to slosh out of it.
- The feeder can be placed among flowers, shrubs or trees that are known to attract hummingbirds. This will offer the birds a choice of which food souce from which to feed.
Now that you have selected the proper location for your hummingbird feeder, fill it up, wait and watch for the hummingbirds to arrive. If you are an avid birdwatcher then you are among very good company, because birdwaching and gardening are the top two outdoor activities in America today. The birds will surly provide you with many hours of enjoyment. You will wonder why you did not put out a feeder before now and the birds will be thankful for a reliable food souce.