[CT Birds] Hummingbird feeder mystery

Carol Bauby gypsy.carol at charter.net
Mon Jul 11 11:53:19 EDT 2011


I had a female Balt. Oriole at my hummingbird feeder last week.

   ~Carol in Harwinton

On 7/11/2011 11:38 AM, Roy Zartarian wrote:
> 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
>>
>> "They are dark angels glimpsed from the corner of the eye, a flash of wings
>> in twilight rising over the edges of houses then falling back, like optical
>> illusions."  --from *Swallows* by Robert Kinsley
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