swarms of vicious, pointed birds

Sitting on the couch the other day, I saw a hummingbird fly up to our living room window. It hovered for a second looking in on me. I’ve always been a little afraid of hummingbirds and their pointy-ness, but I decided to put our differences behind and make amends. I was going to go out and buy a hummingbird feeder, but then realized I could probably build one myself.

So I did!

As you can see, the feeder is basically just an inverted coke bottle. I glued the cap to the top of a sour cream container, drilled a hole through both, and stuck a piece of a Bic pen tube through them. Then I glued four small flowers (cut from a bottle of Gold Bond that Jeremy left here) to the top of the sour cream container and drilled a 1/8" hole in the middle of each one. The harness is made from speaker wire.

And the hummingbirds love it! (Sarah might have to take it down while she teaches violin lessons if it’s too distracting for the kids!)

(PS: I’m pretty much done with my dissertation, but am still in high-production mode. Hence the silly projects.)

Old comments:

Dad @ 2010-08-30 07:22:19
Extremely clever. I think you're ready to be an island lighthouse caretaker. But isn't Coke bad for their little teeth?

Andre @ 2010-08-30 09:17:08
I'm already scared of hummingbirds impaling me in the ear with their beaks! Now you gotta go and throw teeth into this mess?!

swarms of vicious, pointed birds