They really are out there!
There is a wild Bush Honeysuckle that is an invasive weed all over St Louis, anywhere there's a bare patch of ground someone doesn't chase them off of. For all I know it's everywhere in the US by now.
It gets to be about 10' x 10', and it's blooming now. Thousands and thousands of tiny white flowers cover the bush from top to bottom for a week or two.
I wondered if hummers would feed off it, hardly seems they could ignore all that honeysuckle. Sure enough, this evening, about 6:45 staring off into a wild place at the edge of the yard, and there was a hummer feeding off them. It was a male-- he turned to stare at us for a few seconds, and I saw that red gorget. In the right light it is a brilliant, blazing red.
So we decided to sit out there and watch. Half an hour later a hummer came up to flutter at one of the feeders. Only for a few seconds. Either he doesn't know how to feed, or our new and unexpected presence scared him off.
I say him, but couldn't tell the sex-- the light was going. So maybe it was the same one. I'm hoping not.
But, hey! They really are out there! Now I just have to get them to come to my feeders often enough so I can catch a glimpse of them.