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|Quote (Lou FCD @ Aug. 09 2013,12:00)|
|Quote (Robin @ Aug. 08 2013,21:59)|
|Quote (Lou FCD @ Aug. 08 2013,16:37)|
|I'm still reading that, but I'm going to throw this out there: |
Each time she comes, that particular hummingbird first pecks at the glass part of the feeder, almost like a woodpecker. I'm assuming she's trying to get her bill in the food.
Let me also note that right after saying it doesn't matter whether the dye is approved for humans because our physiologies are so different from birds', the author makes the argument that the dye has been banned from places because of studies on rats.
Now don't get me wrong, if I can make it from sugar and water, then I'll just do that. But I think the author of that piece makes a lot of assertions without backing them up, just as the manufacturer did. I'll err on the side of caution (and finances), but I think the article could be better.
No argument. I said it was interesting, not necessarily superbly argued.
And yes, there is some controversy about the claims that the dye is not good for hummingbirds, but then it is odd that anyone would think to use a dye anyway. As noted, no flower's nectar is red. I've never had a problem attracting hummingbirds with plain old clear sugar water. In fact, we currently have five hummers around our two feeders.
I will say that the sugar water is cheaper than buying the store stuff though.
Oh, sorry, I didn't mean to sound as snarky as it sounds now. I intended only to through some thoughts out there that had occurred to me while reading the first bit.
Ahh...well, good to know, though I did not take offense. Just commenting on your comment.
we IDists rule in design for the flagellum and cilium largely because they do look designed. Bilbo
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