water features for hummers
reading LOTS of previous posts has convinced me that it's a good idea to include a water feature in a hummingbird area, but I'm not sure on the specifics.
Some posts suggest that what hummers really love is something that creates mist. I can think of lots of ways to do this, ranging from a hose and sprinkler to running an irrigation line with a mister, to a fountain powered either by an electric line or hoping to find a solar powered one that isn't totally worthless.
More simply, there are also conventional birdbaths and one's I've recently seen that seem geared towards hummingbirds -- i.e., ones about 9" across.
I'd be grateful to hear people's reports on what they've tried and how it's worked. I'm thinking of drip irrigation lines for some parts of the yard, but this particular area would have to cross some grass that gets mowed, and I'm not sure yet about putting electricity into the area, though it would have other payoffs.