Reading many (many) RV blogs, we’ve come across an recurring theme. Bird watching.
Having limited skills, I know I can recognize that a chicken nugget comes from a
rooster chicken and that it is in my best interests to try and stay out from under flying seagulls, but that's about as far as my birding talents go.
Being a little envious of amazing bird pictures, I decided that maybe we could start out the easy way, with a hummingbird feeder stuck on the outside of one of our dark tinted windows on the Journey. That way, from the comfort of our rolling home, we could snap away to our heart's content and join that esteemed group...bird photographers.
With glee, we found an nice, bright red hummingbird feeder. It was prepackaged with sugar and according to the instructions, all we had to do was add water, shake, hang and enjoy the flocks of hummingbirds racing for a chance to get a beak full of their favorite sweet treat.
In no time, the feeder was set up and hung on our window. We waited, and waited, and waited, and waited...you get the idea. No hummingbirds showed up. For days and days.
Then one morning, success! A hummingbird showed up!
It took a long drink, long enough for me to snap its picture from behind our dark tinted window. In fact, I got several pictures.
After what seemed like mere seconds, it flew off. A few minutes later, it came back, or maybe it was a friend.
A couple more drinks and off it flew. We waited, cameras in hand for more visits from the hummingbirds. We waited, and waited and waited some more, but no more hummers returned.
Three weeks later we still have the same view.
No more hummingbirds and the water level has remained the same, no little visitors snacking, even when we’re not around.
So, the question. What are we doing wrong? Do we have the feeder in the wrong place? Is the sugar water the wrong food? Is it my breath (I brush my teeth regularly)?
We’re asking for advice from our experienced RV friends so we can correct the error of our ways, take corrective action (military term) and sit back to enjoy our little flying friends. :c)
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