A retired horticultural agent in our city is an avid bird watcher. He's a great resource on how to lure birds to the garden. I was talking with him about hummingbirds a while back, and he said they start returning south and come through our area as early as late July. It's possible to see them here from late July until we start to get frost.
Last Christmas I asked Santa for a new glass hummingbird feeder. The plastic hummingbird feeders I'd been using were getting brittle from being out in the sun for a number of years. My in-laws gave me this beautiful hummingbird feeder.
It uses a small canning jar which has measurement marks on the side. I fill the jar to the one cup line with water and then I add one quarter cup of sugar. I screw the lid with the feeder tubes onto the jar and shake it good before putting it into the garden. I have it hanging from the chain of one of my hanging baskets near the patio door so we can hopefully watch the hummingbirds from our dining table.
We don't get a lot of humming birds at Garden on Sherlock Street but it's a treat to see a couple of them each year.