For a few days earlier this month our hummingbird guest population seemed to double, with 3-4 of them being much smaller than the others. Now only the smaller ones seem to be around. They've been such a joy to watch and interact with this summer. They often 'buzz' me when i'm working in the yard and respond to our voices when we're near open windows or doors. They hover 18-24 inches from us staring in at us. They've even come to the window behind my computer.
i strung that line between posts of the western 'overhang' to give them an easy perch after spotting them on my clothes line on other side of house.