Last week I was talking with someone in their backyard and they already had their hummingbird feeder up, ad she informed me she puts it up super early because if it is not up early, the hummingbirds will never come. This has not been my experience- I’ve waited until June and then put it up and had hordes of the greedy little sucrose freaks buzzing around.
Regardless, when I was at the grocery the other day I bought some of the nectar that is supposed to be safe for them, but I never got around to putting it up. About ten minutes ago, I was outside on the porch brushing Tunch to provide bedding for the birds and comfort for the kitty, and a hummingbird flew over to my regular bird feeder (for the winter) where the hummingbird feeder normally is, saw there was no hummingbird crack, flew up to about two feet from my head, faced me, and then chirped as if to say “Where’s the food” before buzzing off.
I decided it was time to finally put the damned thing up, went to get it, and now I can not find it anywhere when I know it was right next to the washtub in the basement last week. So, I called my mom and asked if dad picked up the feeder, and she said “No, J.G., we did not take your hummingbird feeder, but it is funny you are calling because I am filling ours right now.”