Posted: 07/06/2013 at 00:47
They will come Jess. The first year I put my feeders up, there weren't many takers, mainly the resident sparrows which live in a hawthorne hedge (actually my favourite birds!) The year after, I got greenfinches too plus a couple of coal tits. Each year it seems one or two new species. This year I've seen all of those plus bullfinches, goldfinches (stunning - I'd never seen one up close before), great tits and blue tits. I've 3 feeders - one with mixed seed, one with a black sunflower/niger seed mix and the third with sunflower hearts. The latter gets emptied at least twice as fast as the others! I also have a bird table which gets a general mix plus fruit for the blackbirds and mealworm for the robins. There's the cut-off bottom of an old copper hot water cylinder nearby which I keep full of fresh water - I'm sure that helps too.
Oh, I forgot, pigeons hoovering up beneath of course!