We opted for a hanging feeder with a homemade water stop above it. Turns out the chickadees prefer drinking out of that over the bird bath. I’ll add a picture tomorrow when it’s light out.
> On Jun 3, 2018, at 6:15 PM, Maeve Kim <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Halfway through last summer, our hummingbird feeders were immediately full of ants, lots of ants. In desperation, I wrapped the bottom 2’ or so of the poles on which there were hummer feeders with the blue tape that’s sold for edging when you’re painting - sticky side out. It worked wonderfully (although the sight of the blue tape dotted with tiny dead bodies wasn’t very lovely) so I applied more tape this year. I think this is the solution!
> Maeve Kim
> Jericho Center