Yes, hummingbirds can be very picky. I have had the same reaction to new feeders. I usually put them right where the old one was, even if I still intend to use the old one, and that works part of the time.
Good idea on going back to your original food. You'll want them established on the feeders before you offer it again.
Awww, how cute! A baby hummer; adorable.
I have noticed the same thing...once they are used to you, they don't (as someone I knew used to say.) pay you no never mind. (I wish I could remember where the person who said that was from.)
Growing up, we had a bottlebrush tree, which hummingbirds and bees worked busily at, even if you were standing right there watching them.
And, the same at our feeders, but even moreso at Bunny's, who I mentioned recently. Her porch was comfortable, but not huge, and the droves of hummingbirds ignored us completely there. (The first time they met us, they gave us a curious eye, but no more.) They practically brushed us going by.
Which is where the superstition probably comes from about hummingbirds and eyes. We used to have a client in L.A. in the old days, who's wife was sometimes at home.
They had trees and plants that attracted hummingbirds. When Dd was about 2, we'd take her up there with us, because it was a safe and pleasant place while we worked.
One day, a hummer flew by Dd and the wife just happened to be looking out of a glass door. She freaked out. She believed that hummingbirds poked out people's eyes with their sharp beaks. So, she didn't want them close, and wouldn't look directly at them. *sigh*
That's my idea of a nice afternoon - washing dishes while watching nature, then reading out with the birds and butterflies. Ahhhhh. I'm so glad that you live where you do. :-)
Thanks for sharing!
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