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

Posted by ladyrose65 6bNJ (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 2, 13 at 21:15

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

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


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

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.


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

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.


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

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!


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

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

Here is a link that might be useful: Hummingbird Plants


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

"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.


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

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


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

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


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