I had my first little hummer yesterday. I was so happy to see him. I've had my feeders out for since march. I don't why they are later arriving in my area than elsewhere in Tn. Oh well at least they're here.
Oh, CG. How fun for you that must have been! I just love how the zoom by and come back.My hummer told me a few eeks ago to get busy and put out my feeders. I was sitting on the deck with my son and this hummer came out of the swamp at high speed right for my face as he got to me he made a quick move to the left around my head then he came from behind and buzzed me again. My son said he never would have believed that if he had not seen it. I told him that was the first of the season and I better go right then and get my feeders ready. It took about 20 minutes to get everything washed and filled and I no sooner hung the feeders than 2 showed up to feed. Wonder if they could possibly have been here last year , it was so unreal the way it played out.
You can also buy a hanger that has a cup on it that you fill with water. The ants can't get around the water. I bought one at Walmart, and made another one out of a cat food can. Putting a few drops of oil on the water in the cup keeps mosquitoes from breeding in the water.Mom has a couple hummingbirds coming to her feeders,how do you keep the ants from them she has try pam spray on the poles.