Newbie looking for information
I have never really seriously tried to attract hummingbirds and this year I would like to try. I live in Central NY and wondered if anyone from this area has much luck with getting hummers to their feeders? Is the population low here and if I just put out 2 feeders in the past week, did I miss my "window" for attracting them, as I see on the map they would have migrated in mid-April. My other questions are how high do you need to put the feeders, how far apart, and how close to a window (so I can see from my kitchen)? I have 2 feeders, one is 6' high and other is only about 4'. They are only a couple feet from each other at my pond, near some shrubs for shade and protection. Do they need to be farther away and can they be out in the open? And lastly, I don't want to put all my "eggs into one basket" to be disappointed by not getting hummers, can I also do other bird feeders around my yard? I have a pond and I love to attract all types of birds.