I recently put up window flower boxes and some hummingbird feeders. The little guys love the cheap plastic ones, but I have a nice glass one that they ignore for the most part. I was seriously thinking of taking it down until the other morning.
I was standing by my window looking out and enjoying my first cup of coffee when I noticed something sitting on this larger feeder. The feeder is attached to the window frame, so I was able to get a close look through the glass. It was a hummingbird with it’s feathers all rumpled and wet looking. It sat there drinking for about 20 minutes. I didn’t know if the little guy could fly or not, but once he’d drank his fill, he flew off. I decided not to remove the feeder. It’s the only one that allows a bird to perch on it to feed and if it helped this little guy, maybe it will help future ones.