Did you know? Hummingbirds spend about 80% of their time perching.
Wouldn’t you love to watch your hummingbirds sit for a while, so you can admire their shimmering and jewel-like feathers? Add a hummingbird swing to your yard and you’ll be able to do just that.
What is a hummingbird swing? A place for hummingbirds to perch and view their territory. For the best results, place the hummingbird swing near your hummingbird feeder. Add multiple hummingbird swings throughout your yard, as desired.
Yes, hummingbirds will perch on a swing
“Just want to share with everyone our visitor,” said our Facebook fan and duncraft.com customer Dottie O’Driscoll Wear. Dottie lives in Renton, Washington.
“I bought this swing at Duncraft. Have been patiently waiting for a Hummingbird to visit it. I’ve been a hummingbird enthusiast for years! I’m known as the Hummer lady! I’ve taken some cool photos of one or as many as 15 at a time.”
Here are the two hummingbird photos Dottie shared with us. Enjoy!
This is a Rufous Hummingbird perched on Dottie’s hummingbird swing. Notice the red jewel on top for decoration.
This is an up-close view of a female Rufous Hummingbird perched on the swing.
The swing featured in Dottie’s photos is the HUMS Copper Hummingbird Swing, available for purchase at duncraft.com. Browse our whole collection of hummingbird swings, while you’re on our website. Thank you again for sharing your photos with us, Dottie. Happy Hummingbird-ing!
P.S. We’ve also included a video of a hummingbird using this swing, as featured on our website. It’s fun to watch the hummingbirds in action!
SOURCES AND INTERESTING LINKS:
“Rufous Hummingbird: Identification.” All About Birds, The Cornell Lab of Ornithology. 2017. Mar. 1, 2019. <https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Rufous_Hummingbird/id>.