She picked a cold day to come home.
We had one in the house last year. Trapped it in a towel and released it.
Get the feeders with the perches on them and they'll perch there and feed.
Thank you. I think that I shall look for a new feeder with perches. Last year was the very first time that I ever set out a feeder for them, while my father has done so for decades. I have always been accustomed to seeing the little hummingbirds, though, due to some of the types of flower bulbs I typically plant.
Maybe they are nesting in that previously mentioned hardwood, and I have simply failed to look closely enough for their nests. I just now learned what the nests can look like and am amazed that they are so very tiny. This was an extremely informative read about them, and it's really a great magazine. I ordered a hardcopy subscription for it a few years back, as a gift for my father, and it's regularly delivered to him.
That's some interesting info on the nests.
We did it for the first time last year too. If anyone wants to try it, you can get feeders for just $1 at Dollar Tree, but they don't have perches on them. And to make the nectar, it's just 1 part sugar to 4 parts water--so 1 cup of sugar to 4 cups of water (use hot water so all the sugar dissolves and then just pour it in the feeder once it's cooled).
You can also find them at yard sales. We started with just 2 from Dollar Tree and have since found 3 more. But all-in-all, I don't think I've got but $5 or $6 in total in them.