we have several feeding on early blooming flowers, but its very sporadic, will they appear more consistently as the summer approaches
They should as long as there is habitat to sustain their needs.
dont get disappointed with the hummers
they take a while to get established
i started putting out feeders last summer and only have
a few coming to feed .
my parents have been feeding them for 3-4 years and have quite a flock of hummers coming to their feeders .
but i wonder if putting out a extra feeder might draw
more males ??
I have a few flowers in bloom and two feeders out but haven't seen any hummers yet. Had them last year.
Ive been feeding them at this address for 3yrs now but this year for some reason they are slow to become established here.
I first started feeding them in the summer of 2005, then fed them for a full season last year in 2006. This year I got off to a good start, with a male, and I think two females. Then the visits dropped to nothing, then recovered a bit. I'm not getting anywhere near the "traffic" around the feeders that I got last year. I haven't seen a male for maybe 2 weeks now, but I see a female almost every day, and on days when I can't watch, I do notice the nectar levels falling in my tiny, 50ml feeders.
I would say that so far this year, it's been an off year compared with last year.