Kinda blew the budget yesterday…

A few weeks ago the base of my hummingbird feeder split its whole length and of course started to leak badly. I patched the split with some Seal-All, and that actually worked for a while. But the fix was temporary, the feeder started leaking again, and yesterday I went looking for what might be available locally as a replacement. The alternatives presented were a)this is so chintzy you will actually be able to observe ultraviolet radiation destroying plastic in real time, or b) wow, that’s expensive.

I truly hesitated. This thing costs more than filling a propane bottle from empty…

But I guess it’ll look nice hanging from the newly-completed porch. The hummers seem to like it, which I wondered about: They’re clearly attracted to bright red and aren’t exactly renowned for their reasoning ability. Would they even recognize its function? Yeah, they seemed to figure it out pretty quickly.

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3 Responses to Kinda blew the budget yesterday…

  1. Mike says:

    Very nice Joel and a glass feeder like this is a one time investment.

  2. Malatrope says:

    We’re using these, and they’ve lasted a few years now through intense UV and several pretty major windstorms. They don’t have the perch rings like yours, but the rim is the perfect distance and they just grab it.

  3. Joel says:

    Wow, that’s ten dollars cheaper than what I spent.

To the stake with the heretic!