Wordless Wednesday

Tauhou.  Silver eye or wax eye

Tauhou. Silver eye or wax eye

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    1. ordinarygood Post author

      They are gorgeous wee birds Jo. Fast movers so I have trouble getting a sharp pic. The Tui seem to be off finding food elsewhere at the moment and these wee cuties have found the sugar water! They seem to stand on tip-toe at times to reach the “food”. It is perishingly cold here so they are very hungry!

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    1. ordinarygood Post author

      Both our feeders have glass bottles – one a 500ml beer bottle and the other a 1 litre wine bottle. The one in the photo is the 500ml bottle.

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      1. kiwiskan

        When we use plastic bottles we bore a small hole down near the neck so air can get in to allow the fluid out – how do you equalize the pressure with glass bottles?

      2. ordinarygood Post author

        Hmmm good question. I suspect it is physics – the fluid in the upturned bottles fills the dish and when the fluid in the dish gets low enough more fluid enters the dish. We often see a bubble go up through the bottle as the Tui are drinking and the Tui are most taken aback:-) I got the feeders from here: http://www.backyardbirds.co.nz Somewhere on their website they may explain how things work better than I have done. Note – it can be tricky to get the upturned bottle into the holder without spillage!

      3. ordinarygood Post author

        Yes I think so. The dish needs to be deep enough to hold a good supply of sugar water and to prevent all the fluid from escaping quickly from the bottle. Good luck!

      1. ordinarygood Post author

        It is proving to be difficult to keep warm right now. We had snow here overnight and lots of hail and sleet. I hope things are improving for you folk today?

      2. ordinarygood Post author

        It is dreadfully wet here today and still brutally cold. We had dry conditions for much of yesterday and I regret not doing my usual Thursday chores. I had banked on Friday being a better day:-(

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