Things got rolling here early on. They usually don’t show up here until the middle of May. This year I had a couple “young men” the first week of May. I scrambled to get the feeders out, and then nothing. Little buggers! Then, I was so busy with work this spring, that I broke my own rule. I left the same solution in the feeders for 2 weeks, give or take. Duh! It takes 20 minutes to prepare and fill 4 feeders, if I don’t dawdle. I have friends that try to attract hummingbirds, and they complain about the lack of action. I asked them, “How often do you change the sugar water?” The usual response is, “You mean it must be changed?” Long of the short is that the solution must be consistently fresh, or they will go elsewhere. I get ruby-throated hummingbirds here. How about the rest of you?