Posted: 15/01/2016 at 14:49
I do the same obelixx - if I have the square trays of fat I break them up and put them in the hangers.
Water is vital, as treehugger says.
I buy a robin mix which most of the little birds love, and I add sunflower hearts. The cheap mixes contain a lot of wheat and barley which attracts pigeons, so it's worthwhile getting a better quality 'no mess' mix which doesn't have that.
I currently feed the blackbirds under my bench - I 'barricaded' the sides with mesh and a piece of trellis, just leaving some spaces which everything except the magpies and wood pigeons can access. They get apples too - which they love. Raisins as well. The blackbirds are waiting for me in the mornings - not even daylight and they're sitting on the fence or the shed roof. This is the first winter since I moved here that they've really been in regularly and I now have two definite 'pairs'.
'If you build it - they will come'...was my theory Ankit
Another thought - the mild weather through the first part of winter meant that birds weren't needing quite so much food. That could be part of the reason you weren't getting many visitors too. Give it time