This is probably the most uniquely designed hummingbird feeder on the market. I came across this feeder almost two years ago at the Hummer/Bird Celebration in Rockport-Fulton, Texas. This feeder is billed as "The world's first rotating hummingbird feeder." While that might sound strange, it is indeed accurate.
The feeder itself resembles a small, round Tupperware-like container, is made of UV resistant plastic and measures 4 3/4" in diameter. The lid is red with one yellow flower feeder port (no perch) located at the outside edge. The container portion holds 8 ounces of nectar and has two molded indentations. One indentation is located in the center and is used for the support wire (which is included). The other acts as a float and is oriented in the same position as the feeder port on the lid.
After filling the container with nectar, the feeder lid is placed on the container with the feeder port and float aligned opposite one another. There are alignment marks to make sure the feeder is properly assembled. Once the feeder is placed on the support wire, it hangs at about an 80 degree angle. The feeder port is kept just above the nectar level by the float. The feeder rotates on the support wire as the nectar solution is depleted by feeding hummingbirds. When the feeder port is located near the 6 o'clock position you know the feeder is almost empty and needs to be refilled. Pretty nifty.
One possible drawback is that its hanging profile may be a problem in windy situations. This feeder is easily disassembled to inspect for mold and very easy to keep clean - a major consideration when buying any feeder.
About $9.00, from:
9931 E. Eugenia Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85730
[NOTE: As of April 1998, this feeder is no longer being made.)