About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
To contribute, email me at bloubird@gmail.com.

Monday, April 20, 2015

You don’t need a hummingbird swing to attract hummingbirds

What are hummingbird swings?
Hummingbirds hover and hum around feeders and flowers about 20% of the time. The rest of the time they are perched on twigs and other suitable perches like a swing!

Where should I place my swing?
The best place to hang your swing is in an open area near a feeder. Hummingbirds like to perch on the swings and watch over their territory. Try to keep your swing at the same height or higher than the area that overlooks the hummer's food source (nearby feeders or flowering plants). If you haven't put your hummingbird feeder out, do it as soon as possible. Hummingbirds are in the area and are hungry!

Collect them all!
Besides the original swing we also have the copper and arbor swing in the collection at Wild Birds Unlimited in East Lansing, Michigan. Hummingbirds aren't the only ones that like to swing. Watch your hummingbirds, finches, and I even had a Blue Jay try and take his turn on the swing.
See it in action on the video: https://youtu.be/0WIhtHNGXlA

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