What to Hang Hummingbird Feeders on

Three birds around a feeder

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Proper placement of hummingbird feeders is crucial for the attraction of hummingbirds.

If you don’t place the feeders in the right places, the charming glittery birds will not spot them or be interested in the bait.

Below, I will highlight some of the appropriate physical objects for placing hummingbird feeders to make the birds easy to spot the feeders and be confident in indulging in what the feeder contains.

What to hang Hummingbird Feeders On: Top 8 Options

1. Awning Window

A hummingbird feeder hanging on an awning has various advantages. To start with, it is visibly so clear outside the window. The clear visibility makes it easier for the birds to spot the feeders.

The awning location also ensures that the feeder receives morning light and protection from hot afternoon weather. It also offers protection from rain and wild winds. The protection offers appropriate shelter to the feeder.

2. Wooden Fence

A wooden fence with a shelf bracket can be an appropriate spot to hang a hummingbird feeder.

You can improvise the idea with the help of a C-clamp that will enable proper attachment of the feeder. It is good to be cautious by ensuring that the feeder is clamped in an area where nobody will run into it. A place like a footpath is not an appropriate location.

3. Shepherd’s Hook

A shepherd’s hook or pole is inserted a foot or more in the ground, and the feeders hang five feet above. It is convenient because it gives you the freedom of Placing the hummingbird feeder wherever you want within your compound.

4. Rain Gutters

The gutters are also some of the convenient spaces to hang on the hummingbird feeders.

Pro tip: When hanging a feeder with the help of a metal coat that is stiff enough, you should ensure that only a light feeder is hung on the gutter. Any heavy feeder should not hang from gutters.

5. Eaves

Do you know the fastest option for getting hummingbirds to your feeders? Eaves!

Find two hooks and attach them to your eaves, then hang a bounty of flowers on both hooks. Find a third hook, put it in the middle of the other two, and attach a feeder. That is a very efficient way of getting hummingbirds, especially during spring.

 6. A Wall with a Shelf Bracket

On one of the outsides of your home, you can drill a shelf bracket onto the wall and hang a hummingbird feeder on it.

You should consider putting the shelf bracket above the height of the head so avoid minor accidents of hitting it unknowingly.

You might also consider insulating the screws holding the shelf bracket to the wall with silicon to keep away moisture that leads to rusting and weakening of the screws.

7. Window Hummingbird Feeder

The window feeders are attached with suction cups with a smaller volume. Meaning the suction cups are cand light feeders only.

Ensure the window is dry and clean when attaching the suction cups. Doing that will ensure the longevity of the cups. Otherwise, they will start popping off from the window after a while.

8. A Tree

You may opt to screw a shelf bracket to a tree trunk and then hang a hummingbird feeder.

Also, identifying a low tree branch and hanging the feeder on it is a probable place to hang a hummingbird feeder.

It is advisable to use ant moats to prevent ants from crossing over to the nectar ports of the hummingbird feeders.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What Feeders are the Best for Hummingbirds?

Generally, hummingbirds are not fussy about particular types of feeders. So the best feeders for the birds are the ones easiest to find, hang, and clean.

2. How do I Keep Off Mold from Growing in the Feeders?

One easiest way to keep mold in the hummingbird feeders is always to ensure feeders are filled halfway and cleaned properly before another refill.

Providing shade for the feeders will prevent the sugary water from spoiling fast and attracting mold.

3. Will the Birds Become OverOver-dependent on the Feeders?

This question is a very kind concern, in that if and when you decide to vacate to a new area, the effect on the hummingbirds considering you have been feeding them for a while.

Even in the natural ecosystem, concentrations of various flowers do change. The Hummingbirds are good at adapting and finding new sources of food.

4. What Content is Inside the Feeder?

The hummingbird feeders contain sugary water, a way of trying to copy the sweet nectar in flowers that the birds consume.

Be sure to mix 4 cups of water for every cup of sugar. The sugar should be white and plain because the other types of sugar have impurities that may affect the potency of the solution.

5. How Do I Keep Large Birds Off the Feeders?

It is normal for the bigger birds to scramble for the sweet water with the little hummingbirds. One approach to stop the issue is having bigger feeders and making them attractive with perches to make it easier for the bigger birds to drink and be gravitated toward them.

6. Do the Hummingbirds Like Sharing the Feeders?

In their natural habitat, flowers produce a certain amount of nectar a day. Therefore, there is a form of survival for the fittest instinct in hummingbirds. The Birds transfer this selfish defensiveness to the feeders.

You should set up the feeders in different spots to ease the problem. Some feeders should be out of sight of the others, making it harder to control all the birds.

Key Takeaway

You should ensure you hang the hummingbird feeders in the places I have highlighted above and any other suitable spaces where the birds can easily find them.

The location of putting the feeder is also key in ensuring the successful attraction of the beautiful glittery hummingbirds. You should ensure the feeder is placed to access both shade and sun.

The proximity of the feeders should also be close for ease of offering protection and cleaning.

Dawn Caffrey

Dawn Caffrey

Hummingbirds just make me happy - in fact, I read somewhere that they represent happiness in Native American totems.
Let me tell you what I found about feeders from treating the hummingbirds in my back yard.

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Hummingbirds just make me happy – in fact, I read somewhere that they represent happiness in Native American totems.
Let me tell you what I found about feeders from treating the hummingbirds in my back yard.

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