For the past several weeks I have noted quite a few hummingbirds buzzing around the yard. I had hung out feeders in years past, but I got tired of mixing up nectar for them as well as doing battle with ants that invade when they find the sweet treat. I decided to give it another go. I made up a small batch of nectar and hung out a couple of feeders. Since then my patio has become Hummingbird Central. It has been very entertaining just watching them drink and then do battle to protect their precious sugary goodness. It's hard to say how many birds I have since they are constantly coming and going, but I have seen 4 at the feeders at the same time, so I know I have at least that many.