Did you know hummingbirds are swingers? Yup. They love to swing, especially near their turf, or shall I say, their food sources?
If you already feed hummingbirds, you know they hang out as close to their food (hummer water) as possible, and they dive bomb any bird, bee, or brethren that dares to come near their feeders. Well, as it turns out, hummers like swings, and I found some lovely decorative ones you can hang right near their feeders so they can watch up close and personal. If you don't feed hummers, don't bother buying the swings; they only sit on the swings to protect their food or nearby nectar flowering plants.
Here are 5+ hummer swings that will make guarding their food more fun for them and for you to watch. They are also very decorative and will add charm to your patio, porch, or garden. And, they will accommodate other small birds; finches will love them!
1. Tweetie Heart Birdie Swing
This heart-shaped swing is so delicate, just perfect for the seemingly delicate hummingbird. If you are lucky enough to have hummingbirds, you know they don't act delicate! Just watch this little guy protect his swing, as he would his food....
Yes, there's room for two or more hummers, but will they allow company? Other birds, like finches, would love the swing and even share it!
A little red heart-shaped bead surrounded by a 9.25 inch (height and width) copper heart frames a wooden dowel perch. Hang it near a feeder and the 'owner' will love it!
A little smaller (5.25 x 6.5 inches), the Copper Hummingbird Swing with Jewel is also a big favorite!
This lovely hummer swing includes two small feeders that can be removed for hand feeding, if you like.
If you hold it (long enough), they will come.
The AROMA TREES Handcrafted Copper Hummingbird Swing comes disassembled, but instructions guide you through assembly. Most customers are very positive about their purchase, commenting that the swing attracts hummingbirds and that it is very attractive.
Another copper hummingbird swing, this Songbird Essentials "SEHHHUMS" Hummingbird Swing is the most popular one on Amazon, and customers, by and large, are very pleased. Some have mentioned that their swing came without the red ball, however, and naturally that is irksome. You can return the swing if that happens, or you can purchase a small red trinket to replace the ball. It is a helpful to hang red or orange beads on the swing to attract the birds. Additionally, keep the copper polished, as copper is another attraction for the birds.
I have a soft spot for the Home Sweet Home Hummingbird Swing, perhaps because once you start feeding hummingbirds, one does feel that they come home to rest and to get their meals. So, they can't read, but it's the thought that counts. Besides Pop's Home Sweet Home is all red, except for the wood perch, so that will definitely be an invitation to dinner!
The simple design of the powder covered steel frame is familiar to humans, if not birds. I enjoy its plain design that is elegant, yet homey. Customers are pleased with it, although it may be more inviting to birds other than the hummer, unless you add some red beads or other red trim that is safe for birds. You can certainly use this swing for other outdoor birds, if you feed them, or you can use it for your indoor small pet birds like parakeets, parrotlets, finches, or canaries. Dimensions are 6 by 8 inches. The metal is .2 inches thick.
Gotta' love those hummers. Welcome them to your home! But there's one more thing you should purchase for your swing, especially if you hang it in a tree or it is not protected by a roof, and that's an umbrella.
Yes, the hooks come with it! An umbrella is a necessity for your swings (and even for your feeders), if they are otherwise uncovered. It will protect your hummers from rain and sun, and it will protect the swing materials from fading or warping. The Woodlink is a well-liked Weather Guard for any feeder or outdoor bird accessory that is less than 10 inches in diameter.
That's the buzz for today!