A story from a customer in Canada is well worth a share.. Thanks Joan!
"From the sounds of it, I just might have to enlarge my collection of bird-enticing accessories.
I was considering the mister,
but decided on a dripper, for now.
Maybe I’ll add a mister, once I decide on an appropriate location.
I have to relate a story ...
something that happened to me last year, which was the most enthralling experience I’d had with any bird.
We were in a bit of drought, in our area. On one of those days when we were allowed to water our plants, I used a hand-held hose.
I was quietly standing at the corner of our house ....
right at the end of a hummingbird flight “corridor”, between ourselves and our neighbors.
I was in my “zen” frame of mind, standing quietly, with the hose on a gentle spray, when I heard a hummingbird.
One flew right in front of me, through the spray.
He landed on a lilac bush, and immediately returned, through the spray.
I couldn’t believe what was happening. I slowly turned down the force of the spray, to make it even more gentle. The hummingbird came back, through the spray and onto the bush to preen. If I thought that was amazing, I was completely unprepared for what happened next.
The little hummingbird flew into the spray, and stopped! It was no more than 3 or 4 feet away from me. He turned to face me, dropped his body so it was perpendicular to the ground, opened/fanned out his lower feathers, and opened his wings. He was hovering, totally perpendicular, facing me, and the spray from the hose. He stayed like that for maybe 15-20 seconds. I was totally stunned. We ‘locked’ eyes lol .....
And absolutely no one was around to see. In my mind, I was screaming at my husband to come out and see what was happening !
That’s what has prompted me to look for something water-related for hummingbirds, for this summer. After all, I can’t stand by the side of the house, with a hose, waiting for a hummingbird to fly past LOL"
Joan's right, you can't stand around all day, but for pennies a day, leaf misters will entice the tiny sprites to your place. Butterflies and songbirds love them too! easy to install and versatile in the garden.