QUESTION: How exactly does this work? ANSWER: It is really simple. The red bowl has a black inner bowl that adds to the insulation factor. The lid is black which adds to retaining heat from the winter sun.
Overall Rating: 3/5
totally does not work, I bought 2 of them what a sucker I was, T want my money back
Solar Sipper is great
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.
Solar Sipper Water Warmer
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.
Execution needs tweaking
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.
Solar Sipper Water Warmer Bird Station
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.
solar sipper functioning
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.
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