I'm with you! My husband feeds the squirrels unsalted nuts, the birds get seed, well, the blue jays get peanuts along with the squirrel. We have named two mockingbirds that seem to love to hang in our back yard and go through their whole musical repertoire! Really, I cant be sure its the same two birds, but, pleasant to listen too.My porch is ordinarily full of potted annuals that attract the hummingbirds. I was late getting them this year so I bought a feeder and mix; not knowing if the hummers would show. We got a hit right away and in fact, one dive bombed me when I was putting the annuals out (along with more potted perennials) a couple of days ago.
I could sit and watch my porch all day with birds, squirrels, hummers and flutterbys!
I wipe some motor oil on the arm of the metal bracket that holds the feeder. The ants won't touch it. The oil lasts a long time (over a month) since my feeder is under an eave. I'm not sure how long it'll last otherwise. Also I'm not sure what other type oils will work.Any tips on ant traps? My feeder is full of ants.