Steel Rain Guard 14" diameter
Many pros and just one con
It's Springtime in Texas and I've been buying lots from DrsF&S and this is my first-ever review. I love the rain/sun guard for my 4 new HummZinger feeders. I know our early arriving hummers will enjoy the combo and all the red should attract them nicely. My only complaint is not with the product itself, but with the packaging. it seems it was important enough to add a hole in the guard just to place the bag containing the hardware to attach to the feeder. R&D didn't consider the placement of the large sticker showing the product and colors. It has sticky backing that leaves a lot of the paper and sticky residue. It takes alcohol and lots of cleaning to try and get it off, only to still leave an outline of the adhesive traces. The info could have easily been placed on a card to be hung in the hole with the hardware. Perhaps the makers can rethink this very big downside to their product.
March 27, 2013
This rain shield works exactly as intended in that it prevents rain from entering my hummingbird feeder and doesn't scare away the birds.
November 22, 2012
Signal from the sky
I am glad that I purchased the rainguard for two of my feeders. It provides these little personality filled birds a different option. I did notice that there were some that liked the rainguard feeder. They perched below both during rain and ESPECIALLY to hide from the Texas sun.
The rainguard can really swing if it gets caught by the wind. Experiment with how you are hanging it --- I did not use the S hooks provided and put it straight onto a shepherd hook. I've only see a windy issue once since. The way I have mounted it makes removing the feeder tricky (once! LOL I learned after a minor sugar drenching!). Now I HOLD my feeder and rotate the rainguard perpendicular to the ground then lift my feeder off.
It does work well with the Aspect feeders (a must to own their high view and mini --- I give them to friends all the time). I started to give it a four star rating because I would buy again but decided on a three because it isn't a necessity for the novice hummer lover. If you are like me (5-12 feeders in my yard all the time) it gives your hummingbirds a different choice.
Come to think of it --- it acts as a red signal from the sky ---- and a few times it acted as a shield to hide a hummer from the ever present "I own this whole yard" hummer. :) We get mainly ruby reds and they are very possessive.
October 11, 2012