does anyone put their hummingbird feeder(s) in a sunny location? i've always tried to keep mine in a shady spot but would love to have one by my patio door so i can watch the birds from my recliner. this area gets sun almost all day.. save for mid-day when we are shielded by our neighbors huge black acacia tree. wish i could hang it from that tree but the branches are all too high to reach. i welcome your opinions. thanks.
I have two feeders, both are in the sun. I also have an oriole feeder in the sun. They all get visited each day. I couldn't figure out how so much liquid was being drained each day, but it was the orioles that were slurping up all the stuff. I saw a tiny hummer last night who stopped by to check everything out. Hummers like lots of sun loving flowers so I guess the sun doesn't bother them.
Just have to check them more frequently. Get moldy quicker in the sun. Mine is half sun, half shade. Noticed a black cap drinking from it yesterday.
A friend just moved her feeders out of the sun because the liquid was scalding hot.
I have 5 hummingbird feeders, 2 in the sun and 3 on my covered porch. The 2 in the sun don't get as much attention as the 3 on the porch. Not to say the hummers don't feed there, but they seem to prefer the ones on the porch, or they just like being "looked" at. I can see all of them from the kitchen window.
thanks everyone. my instincts have been reinforced.. especially the part about the syrup getting too hot. will move the feeder... again. gotta keep our little birdies happy and safe.
Keep mine in the shade of a low tree branch. It seems to me that they like it cold right out of the refrigerator!
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I keep mine in the shade. You have to change them so often in the heat that at least I get a few more days when they are in the shade. I'll bet the liquid really does get hot in the sun!
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I have some in full sun & some in half/half and they all get emptied! And I'm pretty sure that the liquid gets hot down here too with our temps being 100º or better for most of the last 2 weeks. Mine empty too fast to get moldy!
They only seem to prefer the ones that up the highest. I have 2 on my front porch that I have to use a 2 step ladder to reach...of course, they empty those first!
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I have two under a covered patio. But one was getting more sun than the other and I noticed it was getting cloudy until it got shade. The hummers stayed away from it, maybe the liquid was too hot for them. Moved it and its doing better, more visits than before.
Put them in a a bit shaded area with enough sunlight.
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