I have an interesting mix of strange birds that visit and live in our yard biweekly.
No matter if it’s the brilliant yellow cardinals or the red jays and goldfinches, I am just similar to watching them eat through our window. I have a few strange feeders that I hung to attract songbirds and hummingbirds. After three or four 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 majestical creatures no matter how you look at it. When I first bought the bird feeders, I was shocked to find 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 cautious not to install them in venues where birds will naturally avoid. For instance, I ran into this exact issue with our first bird feeder as I had put it too close to our Heating, Ventilation, and A/C condenser in our yard. I didn’t believe anything of it until three weeks had gone by and I still didn’t see a single animal around the feeder during afternoon light hours. One afternoon I saw a bird approach the feeder and then turn around and fly away in an instant. At that moment I understood the reason why the birds were avoiding our feeder. The fan for the condenser was running, and it creates both a crucial amount of noise and a crucial column of air moving at a high velocity. The birds are simply spooked by the condenser as it runs, more than 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 afternoons.