Past the point of being discouraged.
... though I will keep on going through the motions for a while.
This year I saw my first hummer two months earlier than last year, then nothing for weeks. Then a couple of weeks ago they seemed to be taking a liking to my feeders and I was psyched! I had a good amount of hummers for me. What that means is if I plant myself by my window after dinner and I see one every half hour that is good. This is way too much effort to see one in my opinion. In the morning if I see one or two sightings that is good. Zero sightings between 9 and 6. If I donÂt make the "effort" to look out for a long period of time I am lucky to see one at all. Also, even in the best of times I have never noticed a drop in the sugar water, and I have made my share of it!
One week ago the hummers all went somewhere else. In the last 3 days I have seen maybe one hummer, the 3 or so days before that maybe one or two a day and he did not stick around for more than a few seconds.
There must be some hummingbird heaven close by and I only get the ones that are chased away. Ctnchpr states he can see at least 10 anytime he looks out. I wonder if there is a place near me like that and that they donÂt venture out much, though there is no reason I can think of that would keep my yard from being a hummer heaven.
ItÂs been years of effort in planting flowers, keeping feeders clean, etc. For sure things should be better than this. :C(