Last summer was so so very dry and without rain even the native plants where having a hard time putting out blooms. I keep two birdbaths filled with water for the other birds, but I had not put up hummingbird feeder since we moved here, in fact I gave all my feeders to my mom to use. Last summer I decided to help the hummingbirds and bought three hummingbird feeders to help them out.
We have hummingbirds here that stay all year round and this past winter was very mild and we had hummingbirds around every day. They are so fun to watch. They are so fun to hear whiz by me when I am out working in the yard. It is also fun to listen to them chirp and chatter.