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Big black ants found the old hummingbird feeder soon enough, and they had quite a good time in its sugary water. So I had to buy a new feeder, one with a moat that I coated with glue to stop the ants from crawling into the feeder. It worked, the ants did not come back, and here are some photos of the male ruby throated hummingbird feeding from it.

Ruby-throated hummingbird at new feeder

Ruby throated hummingbird at new feeder

Don't disturb me, I am busy!

Don’t disturb me, I am busy!

If you look carefully at the above picture, you can see the hummingbird tongue reaching all the way down to the bottom of the feeder.

Aaah! That was good.

Aaah! That was good.