Yes, we saw you. At least you weren't wearing a flower blossom on your head and humming show tunes.
Yesterday, I took the empty hummingbird feeder down from the porch hanger and gave it a good cleaning. I refilled it with hummer nectar solution and replaced it just in case the hummers were back. I've seen swallowtail kites for almost a month now, but I was missing our flashy tropical mini-migrants.
It took about one hour before the first hummer showed up at the feeder. I was on the porch peeling coontie seeds (tedium) and snipping bamboo for a new mason bee house when ...bzzzzzzzz!
My camera was right beside me. Wiping the orange coontie goo off my hands, I turned slowly, switched it on, and turned back to face the feeder just 7 feet away.
Bzzzzzzzzzzzzt! Zip, away he went.
I adjusted a chair, sat down facing the feeder with my camera in my lap, and waited. It only took about 15 minutes. This time I was ready and got a few pics. He (they?) continued to return all afternoon ... sometimes I was ready, sometimes too busy, but I did add a few more pics to the portfolio.
In the yard, I have shrimp plant, and coral honeysuckle blooming right now. The coral bean plants are sending up flower spikes that are on the cusp of blooming as of yesterday. My trumpet creeper will bloom later in the season. I like the feeder, but I feel it's very important to have lots of real flower nectar sources available to them also.
A quick GOOGLE search came up with this basic IFAS handout about Florida hummers and this interesting site, Humming Bird Research .
Apparently Florida has more hummer variety than I expected. All I ever see are the ruby-throats.
Today, beauty ... tomorrow, the beast!