Wednesday, May 12, 2010

All Set

Ready . . .

. . . and waiting!

Almost like clockwork, the hummingbirds arrive in our area for the summer season on May 15th. Hubby's particularly fond of the little guys (and gals) that frequent our feeders each year so he made the first batch of sugar/water mixture yesterday and hung our two feeders this morning.

Wouldn't want a thirsty, half-starved hummingbird to arrive and not have the feeders ready and waiting. Come and get it, little hummers, we're ready for you!


Erin said...

Ours arrived a week early this year, exciting!

Claire said...

Maybe you can tell me....why do hummingbirds never come feed from our feeder? We followed the instructions for the right sugar to water ratio, but they never come eat!

Fiona said...

I can't wait for ours to arrive! Thanks for the reminder to get the feeders ready :) I'm not sure when they arrived last year -- I think I was still suffering from "holy crap we live on a farm" syndrome and spring is something of a blur!!

Mama Pea said...

Hi, Erin - Because of our early spring (or what WAS our early spring before this cold weather came back), I thought ours might show up earlier, too. But so far, nary a sign of them.

Claire - Gosh, I don't know what to tell you. Usually the little gluttons fight for spots at both our feeders. We mix our syrup at 4 parts water to 1 part sugar. Is that what you do?

Hey, Fiona - You've got such a way with words, girlie. You gave me a good chuckle tonight!