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Post by TooMuchCoffee on Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:04 pm

On this forum about 4 years ago, there was some discussion about humming bird feeders and what kind to get to avoid use by bats. Someone mentioned the "new" bird supply place in Riberas del Pilar.

Can anybody give me the name of the place and it's approximate location?

Thanks.

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Post by CanuckBob on Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:31 pm

Here is the hummingbird feeder thread from 4 years ago but it doesn't look like much help......

http://www.insidelakeside.com/t9555-humming-bird-feeder-and-bats?highlight=Humming+bird+feeders

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Post by Trailrunner on Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:40 pm

Bats are good, they eat mosquitoes. If you can't find the one you are looking for, you could just buy the regular kind and take it in at night.
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Post by Canada_Mike on Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:25 pm

Speaking as a bat, I resemble that remark.
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Post by Flamingo on Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:24 am

I don't know of any that don't also attract bats, just bring the feeder in at night. You can find feeders at most of the local pet stores. My personal favorite is the HummZinger but you have to get it on Amazon.
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Post by elgringo on Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:59 am

The Veterinary store on Constitution just east of Colon has Humming Bird feeders for sale.
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Post by Lady Otter Latté on Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:08 am

Flamingo wrote:I don't know of any that don't also attract bats, just bring the feeder in at night. You can find feeders at most of the local pet stores. My personal favorite is the HummZinger but you have to get it on Amazon.
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They don’t claim to not attract bats, just prevent the bats from feeding on the sugar water. I would just put in more plants that attract and feed the hummers. I don’t do it because I have three cats. Oneof whom has mad hunting skills. It would be like setting up a buffet for him.
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Post by TooMuchCoffee on Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:05 pm

I found a nice feeder for $23mx at the Garden Center next to 7-11 in Riberas. Thanks for all your help.

BTW, they have a nice selection of seeds and all kinds of pots from functional to decorative.

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Post by gringal on Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:36 am

For making the hummers happy, plant a flowering vine. Bogies work. We have several and often see the hummers dining. It's not true that they only like certain colors. Between that and a three tiered spa flowing daily, we have great bird watching. (No cats here). For bats, we keep a light on so they'll visit elsewhere.

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Post by Cincy on Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:14 pm

The bats are fascinating to watch on the humming bird feeders at dusk but unfortunately they make such a terrible mess on the terrace that we take the feeders down every night. Right now, in December, the bats are few and far between in the evening...

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Post by mattoleriver on Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:34 pm

Does anybody here know if diseases can be passed between the hummingbirds and the bats? Are the natural food sources shared by both?
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Post by Flamingo on Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:11 am

Mostly we have fruit bats and they eat fruit rather than flower nectar.
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Post by CanuckBob on Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:25 am

Here are some pics I took a few years ago of the feeding fruit bats.




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Post by gringal on Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:40 am

Nice pics.
"Just leave the light on" solves the bat problem. The birds are day feeders.

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