TALK ABOUT A HUMDINGER
I think hummingbirds are cool, so I decided that this summer I would lure some in with a special hummingbird feeder. I recently invested $5.99 on a small plastic feeder at Lowes. I read all up on what kind of sugar water to load it with and how often to change the water.
Last week I filled the feeder with about two cups of sugar water and hung the feeder behind our backdoor deck. The next morning the feeder was empty. Impossible I thought. Well it was windy, perhaps the feeder got blown around and the water dripped out.
I refilled the feeder. I checked for leaks and it seemed fine, and I hung it out again. In the morning the feeder was empty again. It was not windy. I don’t know what the hell is going on. I filled it up again and left it in the sink for eight hours to make sure it wasn’t leaking. It did not leak a drop.
For the third time I put the feeder outside filled with two cups of sugar water. I watched it periodically and saw no birds, but also observed the sugar water level was stable.
In the morning the feeder was empty.
Either the feeder is somehow defective, or there is a thirty pound hummingbird finishing it off every night.
I wanted cute little hummers; attracting thirty pounders scares me.