I love duct tape. I prefer to call it 100 MPH Tape, as in the military, or, as the Germans call it Panzer Tape… but whatever you call it, it is good stuff.
I am presently trying to fix the lens for my camera (with which I shoot the feeder) with my black Panzer Tape. Some years ago in Rome a friend of mind dropped my camera, thus busting the filter/protector with its threads off the top of my zoom. I promptly duct taped it together. I had only silver duct tape that time, so it looked pretty schlocky. But this time I have black.
The tape finally just dried out and gave way, alas. So, now, I am engaged in a great struggle to fix the lens again.