A couple days ago I found a real bargain. I was actually shopping for sewing stuff at a local store, but they have branched out into all kinds of things I’d never go there for and guess what? I found something I’ve been looking for, for a long time, and on sale at 75% off. Guess others don’t shop there for these things either. I found a double hook sheperd’s hook. I’ve wanted one for a hummingbird feeder, but wasn’t interested in shelling out around $25 to watch hummingbirds eat out of a $5 feeder! This was just $7.50.
So, yesterday I put it out and hung the feeder with fresh nectar and the ant guard all filled with water. I had company almost immediately, as I have a lot of flowers that hummingbirds like in my garden. The only problem is that now only one of the hummingbirds is getting to feed, as she’s guarding the feeder and chasing all the other hummers away! Everywhere I’ve ever gone there’s been dozens of hummers feeding at one station, but here she’s decided that she is the owner of this feeder. So, I created a nectar monster. Hopefully over time she’ll get less possessive and I’ll get to watch the others feed with her.
Hummers are so much fun to watch. They’ve gotten used me being in the garden when they feed, so they’ll come within about five feet of me when I’m gardening. They’ll even just hang out looking at me sometimes. Of course I always look back and get to enjoy their tiny inquisitiveness.