• The Cutting Edge II: Hummingbird Feeders

    24 days ago - By 10,000 Birds

    The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service estimates that Americans spend nearly $1 billion annually on bird houses, feeders, nest boxes, and baths. A billion dollar market means competition and manufacturers have long sought patents for innovative feeder designs.
    I previously wrote about patents for birdseed feeders , particularly ones directed to problems with squirrel “marauders.” But there are also patents for hummingbird feeders, even though such feeders seem to work just fine and appear to have evolved little over the decades. They are still containers, primarily red, to dispense sugar water...
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