Alas, my hummingbird feeder project has been delayed.
Right after I wrote about scoring a hummingbird feeder during a white elephant gift exchange, painters showed up to “touch up” the apartment building and fix the roof. Both of these activities involve a lot of loud talking, ladder dragging, and stomping around on the roof. Basically, there’s a lot of noise everywhere around the building.
Hanging a hummingbird feeder during a ruckus doesn’t seem like the best strategy. Based on my observations, hummingbirds are skittish and it doesn’t take much to sending them flying off so quickly that sometimes I wonder if I really saw a hummingbird because it was such as brief encounter.
I asked our landlord how long this painting / roof project might take and he said he didn’t know. So there you have it…the hummingbirds will have to wait for an undetermined amount of time before enjoying sugar water off my balcony. A real bummer because I was looking forward to having them as guests.