Southwest Gardening forum: Hummer Feeder

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Name: Dan
San Tan Valley, AZ
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Dann_L
Mar 20, 2010 11:33 PM CST
This is our newest hummer feeder.

I recycled an empty gin bottle and gave it to the hummers. The "flower" is a piece of copper water pipe that I heated with a torch and pounded into a thin flat sheet. Then I rolled it to look something like a flower and attached it to a piece of copper tubing. I bought a rubber stopper and drilled a hole in it for the copper tubing. Then I took a length of copper wire and wrapped it around the bottle to create a harness that I could use to attach a hook to for hanging it. A little paint on the flower and wah lah...my hummer feeder.

The hummers are lovin' it!

edited because I have no idea what cooper tubing is...it should be copper tubing.

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Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
MaryMcP
Mar 21, 2010 7:59 AM CST
Nice job Dan McClever
Name: Jo Miklovic
Augusta, GA

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Roadrunner
Mar 21, 2010 8:40 AM CST
Lucky Hummers! Jo I tip my hat to you.
Name: Jayne
Glendale/Parks Az
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rtl850nomore
Mar 21, 2010 8:59 AM CST
Love it.
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Name: Dan
San Tan Valley, AZ
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Dann_L
Mar 21, 2010 11:00 PM CST
Thank you! That was a fun little project that gave me an escape from the big projects. Now I want to make another one!
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Name: Barb ~~~~~~~
Phoenix Arizona
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Runs_With_Scissors
Mar 23, 2010 10:24 AM CST
That turned out great! I have some that I bought with the tube like that, but they always leak/drain right away. Looks like you have the answer with the tilted postioning. Gonna have to try that Thumbs up
Name: Dan
San Tan Valley, AZ
Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: Southwest Gardening Vegetable Grower Dog Lover Tropicals
Dann_L
Mar 23, 2010 10:40 AM CST
Thanks Barb!
I have another one that I made out of a wine bottle and it hangs straight up and down. It leaks out by the next day. I need to redo the hanger so it tilts like this one.
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Name: Brenda
Dolores, Colorado
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bsavage
Mar 23, 2010 4:01 PM CST
I have some that I've made as well, and I have to bend the feeder tubes (they are plastic) up a bit more than the way they came. But I also like the way that you've hung yours... may have to adapt mine!

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rayman6422
Mar 24, 2010 9:11 AM CST
I think I know what I'm doing with some of those tequila bottles I saved.
Thanks for the idea Dan.
Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ (Zone 9a)
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Aguane
Mar 24, 2010 9:33 AM CST
Very nice! Aren't human beings amazing????
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Name: Brenda
Dolores, Colorado
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bsavage
Mar 24, 2010 3:15 PM CST
Do we think the flying monkeys will drink from the tequila hummingbird feeders???

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rayman6422
Mar 24, 2010 3:28 PM CST
Who says the bottles will be filled with liquid for the hummingbirds? ;-)
Now how funny would that be to have a bunch of these hanging in the yard full of the real thing?
Name: Brenda
Dolores, Colorado
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bsavage
Mar 24, 2010 3:34 PM CST
LOL! That would ROCK! But you must take pictures of the feedings... Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ (Zone 9a)
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Aguane
Mar 24, 2010 4:29 PM CST
Don't even think about it .... as a teen I put vodka in the dish water of a wild, though frequent visitor Black Bird. He croaked.
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Name: Brenda
Dolores, Colorado
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bsavage
Mar 24, 2010 4:33 PM CST
I meant the 'human' feedings, LOL!

Sorry about the blackbird, though...

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rayman6422
Mar 24, 2010 4:37 PM CST
I wasnt thinking about animal consumption either.
This would be for my consumption.
Name: Jo Miklovic
Augusta, GA

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Roadrunner
Mar 24, 2010 6:01 PM CST
In the words of our beloved Horshoe..."Ya'll ain't right!" LOL Jo Whistling
Name: Dan
San Tan Valley, AZ
Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: Southwest Gardening Vegetable Grower Dog Lover Tropicals
Dann_L
Mar 24, 2010 6:25 PM CST
Ray,

Would a person have to master the art of hovering before feeding or do you just lay on the ground and let it drip into your mouth? :o)
Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘...Holy Crap ...What a ride!'
Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ (Zone 9a)
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Aguane
Mar 24, 2010 7:20 PM CST
At you all were *thinking* - at 17 I sure wasn't!!!!
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