We all like to see hummingbirds flitting around our flower gardens, but…
Where is the best place to hang a hummingbird feeder or two?
First and foremost, hang your feeders where YOU can see them. Hummingbirds are best enjoyed up close, and having the feeders nearby will also help remind you when the nectar needs changing.
They can be hung just about anywhere, such as on a deck or near a back porch where you tend to sit. Placing them outside a window is OK, too; you can place decals on the glass if the windows are very clean or anti-reflective and you’re worried about them flying into the glass.
Placing the feeders near the birds’ favorite plants is a good idea, too. And if you have cats, common sense dictates hanging them out of their reach.
If you need some help seeing the little guys (and gals) as they feed, consider keeping a pair of compact binoculars like these by Hammers near your window.
If you have room, hang several hummingbird feeders in your yard, and make sure there’s a little distance between them.
Hummingbirds are territorial. Some of them will do their best to dive bomb and chase away other hummers that get in their way, so hanging multiple feeders helps keep the aggression to a minimum.
Follow these tips and your hummingbird feeders will become the focal point of your yard and a favorite feeding stop for these little birds.