Do Bats Drink From Hummingbird Feeders. My hummingbird feeders never have visitors. Small, perchless feeders essentially keep out every bird except hummers because most birds need to perch while eating.
Hopefully, you’re an early riser because hummingbirds start to feed on nectar about 20 minutes before sunrise. Tie the loose end off on the second tree. The bats each seem to have their own preferred feeding method, some of which are more effective than others.
The same is true of orioles and also the verdin, a southwestern desert bird.
We explain to them that hummers are asleep all night, not out foraging. Once they learn to drink from hummingbird feeders, house finches may become regular visitors. Although usually bears will be more conspicuous as they are noisy and will destroy the feeder. If this is a problem for you, use a feeder with bee guards.