totally does not work, I bought 2 of them what a sucker I was, T want my money back
I bought this bird sipper because I [have a] bird bath in my yard and with the winter, I cannot use [it] since the water freezes. I will hang the bird sipper from my pergola and see the birdies drink fresh and not freezing water.
Tried over a two month period last winter. It did not attract any birds and our yard is a bird paradise. I moved it to different locations and still no luck. It seems to be a great idea but is hard to clean, the water will freeze, and appears to be too deep. I would not recommend buying it.
I've never seen a bird use this as shown in the photo. Birds don't seem to like having their feet flat; they would rather grasp a perch of some kind. I have seen squirrels use it. Oh, well, I guess they're people too.
Product concept is a good idea but I didn't notice birds using it - maybe because the water level was too low. I think the surface area for the water needs to be larger and maybe not as deep (maybe a shallow black dish that would melt the water - more like a traditional bird bath). Make it all black to absorb the light and heat the snow/ice in the sun. I piled snow on it a few times and it melted but it took a lot to fill up the reservoir and then I think the water became stagnant after a while so the birds didn't go for it.
It works great and the squirrels and birds like it. The squirrels drink from it even when there's other water... like warm water? You do want to keep it filled high enough so the mosquito larvae are washed out at least every third day, or else I guess you could put a mosquito dunk that's harmless to wildlife in it. I bought this for my mother for a gift.