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Old 06-29-2017, 02:09 AM
 
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I just moved to this house about six months ago. I have a big back yrd with a variety of fruit trees in the back 40. I recently hung my Hummingbird feeders on the back patio area. They stayed full for 2or3 days, i mean that I have not seen hummingbirds inspite of me really sweetening the feeders up to attract the tiny birds. No luck. So I was out on the patio late last night and early hours of the morning, and I noticed that they were still full. when I woke up this morning the feeder was completely empty!?!! I thought that it must have leaked out as I have never seen hummingbirds feed at those hours, or any birds for that matter. nor have I seen a feeder empty that quick. When i walked closer to the feeder I expected to see nectar spilled on the ground under it, but nothing, not a single drop! I'm not really sure what happened maybe someone is playing with my feeders I really cant say. Just thought maybe somebody could explain what happened to it. I filled it up again and I am going to keep a closer eye on it to see if it is someone messing with me. LOL
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Old 06-29-2017, 04:35 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Depends on the feeder location. Bats love sweet nectar and so do raccoons.
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Old 06-29-2017, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Idaho
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In my experience, winds blowing the feeder back and forth will drain the fluid out in a short time. Just fill one up, and move it back and forth on an angle and see the fluid leak out. I live in a very windy area of a windy state and used to hang the feeder under a large tree. However, it was drained after the first wind storm.
If I were to put one up again, it would be on the east or north side of the house vs. the west side.
And yes, it used to drain almost 90 percent in one night.
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Old 07-23-2020, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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Mosquitos with feathers.
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Old 11-17-2020, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo's North County
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My feeders (3) are going "full blast" in the Summertime. They rarely fed at sunset or after. Bird action fell off a cliff about mid October, so I reduced the feeders to 2. (1 in front yard, 1 in back yard.) Still have about a half dozen (including the 2 A-type birds.)
Thinking I was going to pull all the feeders by now, I noticed the little hummers were still feeding all day. But now, they're feeding late into the evening. It gets dark here by 5pm, yet the birds attack the feeders until 10pm. Neither feeder is illuminated.
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Old 11-17-2020, 05:17 PM
 
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My feeders (3) are going "full blast" in the Summertime. They rarely fed at sunset or after. Bird action fell off a cliff about mid October, so I reduced the feeders to 2. (1 in front yard, 1 in back yard.) Still have about a half dozen (including the 2 A-type birds.)
Thinking I was going to pull all the feeders by now, I noticed the little hummers were still feeding all day. But now, they're feeding late into the evening. It gets dark here by 5pm, yet the birds attack the feeders until 10pm. Neither feeder is illuminated.
I'll bet you get some great pictures of your skeeter birds. Are you inclined to post any for us?
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Old 11-21-2020, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo's North County
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I'll bet you get some great pictures of your skeeter birds. Are you inclined to post any for us?
Would that I could post pics here, but this silly site doesn't have tapatalk, or Garagetalk. I use both of these for posting iphone pics on LOTS of other sites. If there's an iphone compatible 3rd party host, please let me know.

Now, about the feeders. Since my feeders are still being "utilized," I decided to deploy feeder #3 on the side yard. So, it'll take a couple days for them to "re-discover" the side feeder. The birds are here though. I have mature olive and loquat trees in the backyard, and they have lots of room to fly. Interstingly, one of the "A-types" has a nest in a full bush that's not 3 feet off the ground. One of the feeders is on their final approach and departure nest pattern. LOL
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Old 11-27-2020, 09:10 PM
 
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Would that I could post pics here, but this silly site doesn't have tapatalk, or Garagetalk. I use both of these for posting iphone pics on LOTS of other sites. If there's an iphone compatible 3rd party host, please let me know.

Now, about the feeders. Since my feeders are still being "utilized," I decided to deploy feeder #3 on the side yard. So, it'll take a couple days for them to "re-discover" the side feeder. The birds are here though. I have mature olive and loquat trees in the backyard, and they have lots of room to fly. Interstingly, one of the "A-types" has a nest in a full bush that's not 3 feet off the ground. One of the feeders is on their final approach and departure nest pattern. LOL
Check out Imgur.com. I think you may find Imgur compatible with your phone.

I really want to see pics of your skeeter birds!
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Old 01-11-2021, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo's North County
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Ok if I put this here?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31fI6w9VteA
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Old 01-11-2021, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo's North County
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFKtoMwnNf4
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