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Bubbler Fountain Question; (Ruby Throated) (1 Viewer)

Robert11

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Hi,

Live outside of Boston.
Lots of Ruby throated Hummers at our nectar bird feeder.

Put up a solar powered bubbler fountain in a popular spot on our Deck last summer.

But, none would use it.
Really surprised; thought they would love it in the hot summer.

All the YouTube videos showing them loving it and having a ball.
So, something fundamentally wrong with our setup.
Can't imagine what; pretty basic arrangement.

Two questions, please:

a. Do these fountain bubblers use just plain water, or are they ever run
with nectar instead ?

b. it was suggested that perhaps the reason they did not like it was that the water flow bubbling up in the center was not constant.
Solar powered gizmo, so wold run for 20 seconds, be off for 5 seconds, resume, etc.

Does this make any sense as to a possible reason ?

Other thoughts would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Bob
 

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