This question arises many times how to decide where to hang a hummingbird feeder. So in this article, I will try my best to let you understand the importance of choosing the best place to hang a Hummingbird feeder to get unbelievable results and I will also aware of some points that we must avoid.
It is important to choose a good place or idea to hang the feeder in the right and more visible place when we choose the right place there is a high chance to attract more Hummingbirds.
Only spots are not enough to understand the method of hanging feeder there are some more things to know. Which is essential to take care of which I have discussed below :
Here is proven tips on how you can attract Hummingbirds to handheld Feeder.
Why is location important?
Your location can decide how Hummingbirds will attract because filling the sugar water in the feeder is not enough. The location also matters and some major points which we avoid a lot of time.
Without wasting any more time let’s discuss what will help you to understand humming better.
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To attract Hummingbirds throughout the season, you can plant early and late blooming flowers. The best flowers are those that are trumpet-shaped such as fuchsia, gladiolas, and petunias. Hummingbirds are particularly attracted to the color red, pink, and orange, which signify a rich nectar source.
Places and tips to hang Hummingbirds feeder:
1. Try to choose Shade Area.
Place your feeder near flowers in the sun, ideally, an area that has both sun and partial shade during the day.
The shaded area is the best place to hang the Hummingbird feeder. Bees and wraps love to eat in the sunlight.
If they are coming to the feeder, it is good to shift the Hummingbird feeder in the shaded area, then bees can’t find the feeder easily.
2. Easy to Reach / Reachable.
It would be best if you decided the place to hang hummingbird feeder, where hummings can reach easily. Hummings have an extraordinary ability to notice or recognize a particular thing or quality because of a keen/sharp eye for details.
You need to make sure the feeder should within a distance of 12 to 15 feet far from cover; it can be a shrub, tree or your decorated window. That will also be good where hummings are coming naturally in your yard on trees or shrubs. There you can hang multiple feeders that will help you to attract more hummingbirds in no time.
Tips to make feeder more noticeable:
Hang the feeder in a possible conspicuous area.
As you know, red color attracts hummings, so if your feeder color is red, then there are high chances to noticed by feeder easily by hummingbirds.
Maintain the height of your feeder.
Try to hang the feeder in multiple places.
Below I discussed more points after that you will able to understand well.
3.Easy to Observable.
Try to keep a feeder near your window or closer to you is the best place to hang a hummingbird feeder. It allows you to observe their going and coming and it is easy to click well images while feeding. You can feel the happening, and it keeps the mind calm and happy. Make sure you have maintained the ideal distance from the window or keep it close to the window. That humming can avoid the glass. Then enjoy the activities of lovely hummings.
#To attract hummingbirds to the window feeder, you can decorate your window that can hide the glass of the window.
It provides a better view experienced.
Close feeder helps you to click outstanding hummingbirds pictures while feeding.
Tweeting sounds create great calmness and a happy mind.
4. Keep aside from the Big Bird’s feeder.
Hummingbirds don’t like distractions from big birds. Suppose humming feels unsafe they unlikely to visit again. So it is better to keep big bird feeder away. It is an excellent place to hang a hummingbird feeder far away from another bird’s feeder.
It is important to fell hummingbirds safe.
Keep big birds feeder separate to avoid hummingbird distraction.
5.Spacing Around Feeder.
Choose the best location to hang a hummingbird feeder. Hummingbirds need open space to move from nectar source to nectar source, keep 10 to 15 feet distance from trees, shrub, or any cover because the Hummingbird needs ideal space to fly because they hover while feeding. They also take care to keep away other birds by hovering around the feeder.
HJelp birds to hover properly.
Hummingbirds feel safe if they maintain the ideal distance.
Helps to notice easily.
6.Keep Away from Predators.
While hanging the feeder, it is good to keep in mind the height of the feeder. It should not be on to height or not touch from the floor so maintain the height of the feeder. So you can keep safe humming and feeder from cats, dogs, and predators so that they are not able to jump on the feeder.
7.Keep Near Cover.
Keep 10 to 15 feet within the nearest cover such as a shrub. This will allow the Hummingbird to feel safe if a predator is nearby.
Hang near your window where you can easily see them and click desirable and close shots.
NOTE: Sometimes Windows can be a hazard to Hummingbirds. Place your feeder some distance away from a window.
If you want to try to make a DIY hummingbird feeder at home here is an easy guide for you.
It’s best to hang Hummingbird feeder among your flower garden on a tree, shrub, or pole.
- Use multiple feeders – Hummingbirds are very sectional with their food and they fly during feeding so keep good space between feeders.
- Nectar can come out quickly because of strong winds, to avoid that keep the feeder in the cover of wall, plant, window (with maintaining distance)
Where not to hang a Hummingbird feeder:
We have discussed where to hang the Hummingbird feeder but that was half part of our knowledge. It is also important to know where not to hang the feeder.
Simple Guide on how to keep away Bees, Ants, and Waps from Hummingbird Feeder.
Guide on Hummingbird Feeder Shade
- Avoid direct afternoon sunlight: Hard sunlight can spoil nectar quickly, so you can avoid afternoon sunlight spots or you must change nectar within every 2 to 3 days.
- Avoid hidden area: Hummingbirds can notice but may not like the space, so it is good to hang in an open space where they can easily feed and fly.
- Avoid hanging the feeder too close to the surface or too close to cover.
- Don’t too close feeder to each other.
Where to hang hummingbird feeder sun or shade:
It is also confusing thought that hangs hummingbird feeder in sunlight or shade, so here I’m going to finish your doubt today.
Sunlight spot: morning sunlight will do not affect your feeder, nectar, and humming as well, but afternoon sunlight can spoil nectar quickly, so it is good to avoid hanging the feeder in the afternoon sunlight spot.
But if you feel that any sunlight spot is there which is more suitable for hummingbirds, then use small containers that will less affect the nectar as big one.
Point to note down: = hard sunlight spoils hummingbird food fast. to maintain the quality of nectar, you should change every 2 to 3 days (for sunlight feeder)
Shade spot: you can hang the feeder always in the shade because there is no chance to spoil nectar.
Idea: the right image is to use multiple feeders for multiple places use the small feeder for outside (hard sunlight) because small feeders having small space that will not affect that much.
And for shade can use a bid feeder because there is no chance to worried about heat or direct sunlight.
Sometimes we don’t value small things, but they are capable of making significant changes.
Suppose you are still struggling with finding the best place to hang a hummingbird feeder, to get good results.
It means you have missed any of the point mentioned above, so it’s my kindly request you to try the things mentioned above.
Believe it or not, you will get unbelievable results.
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