We had zero yard in Dover. So, it was difficult to attract many birds near enough for observation. I did put up one of those suction-cup-mounted window feeders. A purple finch stopped by for a snack pretty rapidly. However, our cats took to jumping at the window whenever he landed. So Mr. purple finch never stayed at the feeder for long. A wind storm knocked that feeder down, and an eccentric (most people would say crazy) man who kept the streets clean took it away before I could get it the next morning. It was nice of the eccentric man to clean our streets, anyway.
I was pretty excited to have a yard so the cats and I could watch birds from far enough away to not scare them off. I figured it would take a couple days for some avian visitors to find my new feeder. So, I was pleasantly surprised when half a dozen goldfinches swooped in not ten minutes after I’d hung the feeder.
I like how one is hanging out sideways here:
This female landing on the cord is pretty cool too:
Narration by Beth (she didn’t know I was recording a movie ^_^).