[CT Birds] Raccoons and Hummingbird Feeders Anyone?

Paul Koker pkoker2011 at charter.net
Mon Jun 10 12:01:42 EDT 2013

Depending on the style of feeder, I have also seen chipmunks draining hummer

New Milford

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To: Joseph.Bear at rbs.com; ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Raccoons and Hummingbird Feeders Anyone?

Joe - Yes, you need the baffle as it is almost certainly a raccoon.
In a message dated 6/10/2013 11:36:30 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
Joseph.Bear at rbs.com writes:

Apologies if this has already been discussed here, but has anyone  
experienced raccoons draining their hummingbird feeders at night?  I
thought the feeder had a bad seal and was leaking, until I tried  another
and it was "leaking" too, and only at night.  Haven't  actually seen the 
culprit, but we have raccoons around the house (as I'm  quickly reminded of
I leave the garage door open- e.g. bird seed) so  guessing it must be them.

I took my baffle off for the summer as didn't  think I needed it for a 
hanging Mandevilla plant and hummingbird feeder, but  guess I do.

Joe Bear

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