The Q&A Archives: Hummingbird Feeders

Question: Any ideas of what is stealing my hummingbird nectar? Two days after I fill my feeders, the nectar is completely gone. I've noticed teeth marks on the nozzles. I was wondering about bats? I have never seen anything but hummingbirds on the feeders - but not enough to drink 6 feeders dry. I already use 'ant cups' to keep the ants out.

Answer: Bats would be my first guess. You seem to have more feeders than would be convenient to move to a protected place every evening so you might try just bagging them with paper or plastic bags at dusk. This might deter the bats. Because your feeders are easy targets now, I'm sure the word has spread thoughout the bat community. Best wishes with your feeders.

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