Now that we have 5 feeders up after 7 days here it seems the number of hummers are gradually increasing every day.
So far the activity is similar to previous summers and increasing as in previous years. The majority of the hummers thus far have been adults with a few immature birds. More adult males (more than last year) probably a dozen or so, double that number of adult females and virtually all with nest markings. I surmise that many of the females are still tending to birds in the nest and fledging is around the corner.
Expecting more rain today and tomorrow so feeder usage will be brisk. The last 4 days we have settled into consistent
solution usage, 1 pt. then next day 1 qt. In past years after the 2nd week year we normally see a qt. a day with a peak in late Jul. early Aug. for a week or so of 2-3 qts. a day and 6-7 feeders up.
Cheers and happy humming birding,