Do you feed the birds?
I try. Sitting out on my deck today I see that bird feeding is secondary to rodent feeding.
Bird Station #1. Our oldest feeder, holds a ton of bird seed. I think I bought it as a gift to my husband who liked to feed birds. Supposed to be squirrel proof. Supposedly hard for heavy birds (grackles and starlings to use) as the lid closes if the weight is too heavy. My rating on this feeder, good feeder design if you're a heavy squirrel, starling, or grackle. But, if you are a finch or small songbird, you really don't like this style feeder that much. Used very infrequently by small birds.
Bird Station #2. A shepherds's hook with a squirrel baffle.
Our newest feeder. A Duncraft cling a wing small bird feeder with small holes for small birds to enter and keep big birds out. Not very popular yet. A small amount of moisture accumulating on the top of the plastic globe. Not sure why?
Suet feeder by Woodlink. Supposedly big birds can't hang to get suet, so woodpeckers and chickadees and nuthatches can use this. I have seen woodpecker and nuthatches in previous years, but so far a grackle/starling and squirrel feeder.
Wish it worked as I have two of these after my Mom moved into an apartment.
Bird Station 3, the thistle feeder. Really nothing but finches frequent it. But not this year, few finches. Only filled thistle feeder 4 times this spring.
Bird station #4, the popular feeder. The squirrels can empty this one in about an hour. No birds, except the occasional mourning dove seeking spilled seed. Chipmunks too or should I say three are here feeding on the spoils.
Bird watching, used to be fun. Not so much anymore! Any suggestions?