Humming Bird Feeders

Asked April 22, 2016, 9:54 AM EDT


I have a double shepards hook in front of my window and I was wondering if my humming birds will still come if I put a regular bird freds on the other hook? I usually have a hanging basket on the other side. Will the humming birds feel threatened by the regular birds and stop using my feeder?

Montcalm County Michigan

1 Response

This is a fairly common question and apparently there's some bird feeder myths out there that finches will attack and kill hummingbirds. Hummingbirds are probably some of the most aggressive birds at feeders and are not intimidated by much of anything! I wouldn't expect any problems from having feeders right there. We a tube finch feeder right next to a hummingbird feeder (less than 18 inches apart) at my mother in laws and we have no problems at all.