Now that you have your bird feeder and bird seed where are you going to hang the feeders to attract the birds? As much as we are placing out bird seed to help the birds, we are also doing for our enjoyment. So place your feeder in an open area easy for the birds to find and you to see.
Birds find food by sight and sound. Birds don’t have very advanced smelling capabilities. So it is important when hanging your feeder in a tree to hang it where it will be visible to the birds. If it was hung near the trunk of the tree it may be hidden and take longer for the birds to find the feeder.
Place your feeder near a shrub or tree so the birds can make a quick escape if threatened by predators.