I like my birdfeeders. Every spring and fall I hang them out (plenty of berries for the birds in the summer, but after and before their long migrations - I like to treat them to sun flower seeds. And, as you can see - they enjoy it! This round feeder is fun. It is interesting that when the food runs down too low for the top feeder to reach the food anymore - the purple finches will feed each other - the finch on the bottom will get out a seed and feed it to the finch on the top. It is almost like they are kissing and one of these days I hope to get a good photo of it... but they are so fast!I only have 2 feeders, but they attract 100s of birds a few times a day. Literally. Because we are along a major bird migration route. I can sit right outside on the bench and they are so close to me. Goldfinch, purple finch, chickadee, nuthatch (ah, but he is a fast little bird and I haven't been able to get a photo of him yet)... then along come the big blue jays and scare all the little birds away. They take turns though.
I have busy days, but I always have a few minutes every day to sit outside and watch the birds. I feed the birds on 1 porch and the stray cats on another. But the funny thing is - the crows love to steal the cat food. They hop closer and closer to it and look at you out of their "side eyes" - almost saying - they are invisible and you can't see them! They crack me up! It is a small price to pay for daily enjoyment and entertainment. It is a stressful world that we live in - it is good to find happiness in some simple things!