We’ve got a hummingbird dependency problem here at the Fox house. Too many. They’ve discovered we’re open to all and all have come!
When first put up, the feeder lasted three or four days. Now, seven or eight hours!
Helaine went to Amazon and began looking. We’ve decided to take the Roy Scheider approach. You remember him from “Jaws?” He was the guy who said, “We’re going to need a bigger boat!”
We’re not sure what the current feeder holds, but this looks to be around four times the capacity.
I’m not sure the current suction cup will hold. We ordered a heavy duty unit with ten pound capacity. Maybe it is overkill, but think of the insect implications should a full feeder of sugar water fall!
The new unit has a comparably sized perch. There might be room for one more hummingbird–that’s it.
The old feeder will go into deep storage for a while. It’s definitely not going up. The last thing I want to do is encourage them.