Back in July, when summer was at its height and we were full of hope, we wrote about our favorite Hummingbird feeder, the Schrodt faceted crystal feeder. Now, Autumn is upon us, the long winter skulks over the horizon and hope wanes. Backyard Brands, which supposedly is a real business but whose parking lot is empty is still AWOL when it comes to these feeders. Recently we spoke to an actual human being who claimed to work at Backyard Brands about the Schrodt feeders and were treated to an observation that they “have a patent on that feeder.” We don’t know whether that is true or not but we have a bridge we are interested in selling them. It is on sale, this week only. We’ll make them a good price, especially if they will actually deliver some feeders and spare parts to us.
But we are not holding our breath and neither should you. If you have a Schrodt faceted hummingbird feeder, treat it carefully. You may have one of the last of a fine species.