[CT Birds] Hummingbird feeder mystery

Roy Zartarian royz at royzartarian.com
Mon Jul 11 11:38:04 EDT 2011


FWIW, I've had both Catbirds and Downy Woodpeckers feeding at my hummingbird
feeder this year.

Roy Zartarian


On Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 11:11 AM, Dana Campbell
<dana.l.campbell at gmail.com>wrote:

> OK all you armchair detectives....
> Yesterday I cleaned and restocked my hummingbird feeder.  I have the Droll
> Yankee LF-2 model that has little rubber flowerpetal-shaped ports that snap
> in flat to the top of the feeder bowl and have ant guard tips on the
> inside.
> Something pulled out two of the ports (which were lying on the ground under
> the feeder this morning) so that there were just two plain, exposed holes
> into the nectar bowl.
> Ideas as to what had the strength and dexterity to do that?
> --
> Dana Campbell, Priest in Charge
> Church of the Good Shepherd, Hartford
> dana.l.campbell at gmail.com
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