I must have let the feeders run dry. I saw the hummers land first on one, then the other before flying away. Sorry about that boys. I ran into the house to make the sugar water and cooled it quickly in the freezer.
I washed the feeders, refilled and hung them, then hid in the shed nearby to watch. The hummers returned within minutes. Swoop. Drink. Reverse. Hover. Repeat.
And yes, that was the same little hummer, alternating between ruby red and black. Quite a costume change and I don’t know how it’s done. Isn’t it marvelous?