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« on: July 07, 2005 04:03:02 PM »

has anyone made one? I saw one described here: http://www.webguru.com/homemade-humming-bird-feeder.htm

(you have to scroll past the annoying ads at the top)

..using a glass soda bottle.. but I thought I'd throw the question out here!
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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2005 03:33:35 PM »

okay... I found something that seems to work. I didn't follow the above link... I sorta 'winged' it (no pun intended!)



Old empty soy sauce container upside down and held with copper. Thank you Kikkoman!

Hopefully the hummingbird visitors will be back soon.. I've seen them in the past.  Cheesy

PS The tomato plant next to it.. it's the 'upside down' tomato planter .. idea found here on this board!
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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2005 12:14:39 PM »

Squid ink, what do you use for the food, sugar water?  And it doesn't leak out of the holes?
It looks really cute!!
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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2005 12:38:37 PM »

Hummer Food:

1/4 cup Sugar
1    Cup Water

Red food coloring really isn't needed to attract hummers, it just makes it easier to see how much is in the feeder.  But the feeders should be cleaned and refilled every couple of days.  The sugar water spoils pretty fast in hot weather.
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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2005 01:40:58 PM »

Squid ink, what do you use for the food, sugar water?  And it doesn't leak out of the holes?
It looks really cute!!

no if it's upside down it doesn't drip... I found that out thru trial nad error. There's just a bead of water at the edge.

I used the same 'recipie' that  GloryB posted.. and I change it every two days, it's so HOT out I'm sure it goes off!

There are some bird and butterfly friendly plants directly below the feeder ... and I've already seen my first 'client'!  Grin

.. I'm going to dress up the wire a bit with strings of leftover beads when I get a chance..
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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2005 11:54:24 AM »

Hey, I have a soy sauce bottle just laying around myself.  Is it too late for this idea?  I live in So. Cal, so it's still pretty hot....but I'm just not the smartest when it comes to bird feeders and plants, lol.
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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2005 11:57:28 AM »

Hate to double post, but has the ant moat worked for anyone.  We've had a terrible ant problem this summer.
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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2005 12:07:08 PM »

I'm in Wisconsin.  I still have hummers here, but they will be leaving soon.  Our first frost is usually late Sept, early Oct.  And yes, the ant moats are worth their weight in gold.  I also like the feeders with bee guards.
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« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2005 05:41:32 PM »

I got inspired by squid_ink's hummigbird feeder, so I made this one:


It's not anything fancy, just some hot glue, ribbon, and a soy sauce bottle. I was so excited to get it up, it finally stopped raining, and I felt bad for forgetting to fill the other feeder before I went away this weekend.  We'll see how it lasts through the elements.
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« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2006 01:01:17 PM »

Has anybody made one with an ant moat?  I'm not sure how to DIY on that part since I've never seen one.
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