Hummers don't seem interested
Hi all. I'm new to attracting Hummingbirds. They seemed to come around last year with little effort. Now this year I'm in to amateur photography and would like to photograph them. I put out two feeders;one hanging and one sitting on the deck rail. One of my favorite birds to shoot are Blue Jays. And I've been quite successful in attracting them. So far, I've only seen 3 Hummers and they seem to care less about my feeders. Two of them hovered by them only for a second. Some questions I have:
1. what kind of food should be in the feeders
2. chipmunks are running wild in our yard and are getting close to the feeders, are they the problem?
3. Blue Jays. Are they keeping away the Hummers?
I don't have many Hummer friendly plants/flowers but there are a few. I will be adding more over the weekend. Any help is greatly appreciated.