Insulating your Hummingbird Feeder.

This is a handy tip for those that enjoy seeing the hummingbirds at their feeders. It is like double glazing. It helps to keep the sugar solution cooler in the hot summer areas. In the colder areas, it help to prevent it from freezing.
This is the finished product hung up and ready for the birds.
The materials required for this project is a plastic bottle. These can be found at the dollar stores in various colors. The other materials may be found about the house. Masking tape, glue, sandpaper and a little piece of wire. A hacksaw and a drill are the tools needed.
Draw a line around the roll of masking tape, not important where, but near the center. After removing the lid and cutting away the unwanted plastic, drill a hole in the middle for the hanging wire to pass through.
Place the feeder jar alongside the bottle. Scratch a mark on the bottle about 1/2 inch shorter than the feeder.
With your line on the tape over the scratch mark that you made, roll it around the bottle as shown.
Carefully, with a hacksaw or other fine toothed saw, cut off the bottom of the bottle along the pencil mark.
The bottom can be discarded. Clean up the cut edge with sandpaper or something similar.
Push a length of wire through the feeder for hanging. Form it into a loop.
Put a line of glue around the top of the feeder where it will come into contact with the bottle.
Put the bottle over the food container, when set it should look like this.
Feed the wire through the lid and put it on the bottle, this protects the feeder from the rain. Fill the feeder and hang it in your usual location.
The birds soon located this new feeder, the red bottle that was used would help to attract the birds.