Posted: 08/01/2017 at 18:33
Ah - if it's been out that long and isn't getting eaten, it might be better to get rid of it, give the shelf a clean, and put a little handful of new food out.
If you have small birds coming in - robins, tits, finches etc, they'd appreciate a little cover from the tree, so I think you could move it a little nearer. They possibly use the tree for shelter anyway.
I use a mix suitable for that kind of bird and mix a bag of sunflower hearts in as well, but it might be worth while trying some of those on their own, and see what happens. You can also add to your mix depending what birds you see, and how often. If they're visiting for the peanut feeder, they'll eat other things too. It's often a case of trying something and then building on that - and a bit of patience!