Location, Location, Location

Where is the best place to hang your hummingbird feeder?

An ideal location for your hummingbird feeder, would be close to a window in your house so that you can watch the hummingbirds when you are indoors. It should be hung in a shady spot if possible, to keep the nectar from spoiling as soon. Hummingbirds are more likely to spot feeders that are hung  near plants that attract the hummingbirds.

Keep in mind that hummingbirds are very territorial and will guard the feeder by chasing off other hummingbirds that try to use the feeder. This is usually done by a dominate male hummingbird. If you use more than 1 feeder for hummingbird feeding, hang them so that both feeders can’t be seen at the same time. If the hummingbird can find a spot where it can see both feeders, it will be able to guard both of them at the same time. This will make it difficult for other hummingbirds to sneak in to get a drink. Hanging feeders on opposite sides of the house is a good way to prevent this aggressive hummingbird behavior and will improve your hummingbird feeding.

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