For my birthday, my wonderful sister-in-law gave me a humming bird feeder. I hung it up on the clothes line pole right outside the kitchen window so I could see all the hummingbirds.
And then a month went by, and another, and another. I refilled the mixture, thinking I had done it wrong, but still no hummingbirds.
A few weeks ago Drek took down the old clothes line and made me a new one; with metal posts stuck into cement and an actual rope. My clothesline is beautiful! But in the process he broke the hummingbird feeder. Which was okay; we hadn't seen a single hummingbird anyway.
Yesterday I looked out the kitchen window and was surprised to see not one, but THREE hummingbirds, all in a row, sitting on my clothesline. One of them hovered over the line for a minute before fluttering off, and then the other two followed.