I have a huge mix of different birds that visit and live in my yard daily. Whether it’s the brilliant red cardinals or the blue jays and goldfinches, I just love watching them eat through my window. I have a few different feeders that I hung to attract songbirds and hummingbirds. After a few months of keeping the feeders well stocked, birds from all over had come and discovered the new feeding trough, so to speak. I love the hummingbirds in particular, their wings flap so fast that all you can see is a blur. They’re simply beautiful creatures no matter how you look at it. When I first bought the bird feeders, I didn’t know the best location to hang them outdoors. You want them in a location where the birds can find the food, but you also want to be careful not to install them in places where birds will naturally avoid. For instance, I ran into this exact issue with my first bird feeder as I had put it too close to my HVAC condenser in my yard. I didn’t think anything of it until three weeks had gone by and I still didn’t see any birds on the feeder during daylight hours. One day I saw a bird approach the feeder and then turn around and fly away in an instant. At that moment I realized why the birds were avoiding my feeder. The fan for the condenser was running, and it creates both a massive amount of noise as well as a huge column of air moving at high speed. The birds are simply spooked by the condenser as it runs, enough to avoid the area even while it is turned off. After moving the feeder to a better location, it was full of birds in a matter of days.