[CT Birds] Hummingbird Feeder Mystery
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Tue Jul 12 01:14:13 EDT 2011
Same thing happened to my hummingbird feeder after I moved it to a bench in
the shade. I think the chipmunks took the plastic flowers off. They did me
a favor as the exposed parts were black instead of red - gotta clean under
the plastic flowers too. My chippies leave no flower petals unturned or
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2011 11:11:04 -0400
From: Dana Campbell <dana.l.campbell at gmail.com>
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: [CT Birds] Hummingbird feeder mystery
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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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