I bought a feeder, need assist for location and height?

ladyrose65April 2, 2013

Hello, I bought my first hummingbird feeder, its "Blue Bonting" 6 feeding ports. It's still cold here. When, where and what height do I place the feeder.

Hummingbird sighting are rare for us! Any suggestions and website links are most welcome.

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eric580

Here is a link to a map for hummingbird migration. You can track the days until they come. I would hang the feeder at least three feet and in a shady spot to keep the nectar fresh. You can adjust though. They feed at flowers much lower. Good luck ladyrose56:)

Here is a link that might be useful: Hummingbird Migration Map

    Bookmark   April 3, 2013 at 7:14AM
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eahamel(9a)

I hang mine from the eaves of my house, along with hanging baskets. About 5' high. But they don't have to be that high, I saw one feeding on an asclepias that was maybe 2' tall the other day.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2013 at 10:46AM
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mbrowne(9b Central CA)

Hummers will find the feeder. Put it where it will be most enjoyable for you to observe. Better yet - more than one feeder in different spots.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2013 at 2:20PM
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ladyrose65

Thanks for your advice, however, I got some mean squirrels. They like to attack the birds in the bird feeders! I don't want them near the humming bird feeder.

I have a good shaded area that is far from them.

Thank you for the links!

    Bookmark   April 4, 2013 at 7:19PM
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eric580

You're welcome :) Don't forget hummingbird plants too

Here is a link that might be useful: Hummingbird Plants

    Bookmark   April 4, 2013 at 10:02PM
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mbrowne(9b Central CA)

"Thanks for your advice, however, I got some mean squirrels. They like to attack the birds in the bird feeders! I don't want them near the humming bird feeder.

I have a good shaded area that is far from them. "
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Squirrels and birds compete for the seeds in bird feeders. I've never seen a squirrel sucking on a hummingbird feeder. They'll be safe.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2013 at 3:16AM
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eric580

I have read stories of squirrels using hummingbird feeders. Just use a baffle.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2013 at 6:50AM
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ghoghunter

I think it can go almost anywhere but the most important thing to me is that it's in a good place to view the hummers!!! I have mine on a shepherds hook right at the edge of the patio so I can see it both when I am sitting outside and also view it through the window when I am inside!
Joann
I have one out front too that I can view through my kitchen window...they both get used

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 6:37PM
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