We have three types of woodpeckers, ( they love the suet) and cardinals aplenty.......and our first blue jays visited a couple of weeks ago. Rick says I'm feeding the doves so much bird seed that they are almost as big as our chickens.
For me, watching those birds feed, bathe and interact with each other is as soothing as meditation.
If I can spend a few minutes a day bird watching, life seems to go much smoother. Their chatter and songs create beautiful music and I am astounded by their polite ways. Even the bossy ones know their limit.
Our neighbors do have cats.....and the cats do tend to think our yard is a kitty McDonalds.....the good news, our Yorkie Taz will bark those cats up, anytime they come around the feeders. Taz likes to bird