So husband put it up on the deck railing on one of the windiest days we have had in a long time .. if it survived THAT it would survive just about any weather .. and it did !
You had the option of putting it up that way or on its stand .. I like that you had options !
In any case it has been up now for a couple of days .. the water has not frozen .. and we are headed into deep freeze weather meaning -26 with wind chill .. so I hope the birds and other little life forms that need a drink .. figure out that it is HERE for them to use !!
It is plastic so it is very durable and easy to clean .. low voltage so it won't make a huge "bump" in the electric bill .. now we just have to wait and see when the wild life will clue in ?