All you need is:
- an empty toilet paper or paper towel roll tube
- peanut butter
- bird seed
- field guide for local birds
Coat the paper towel roll tubes with peanut butter all the way around.
Then roll the coated tube in bird seed or mash the seeds into the peanut butter.
Now just find a nice viewing area and keep your book in that area.
See how good that view is?? Unfortunately, we still have yet to see any birds feeding. We have had bad thunderstorms every night this week and it started pouring about an hour after we put our feeders up. They are still up, but they haven't been needing as much to eat I'm sure as the worms are probably plentiful with this wet weather. This may not be the best time of year in retrospect, but I think my middle child is learning a lesson in patience from this. He has probably been the most excited of the kids about seeing the birds, too.
The birds finally came. This is a tufted titmouse. Bet you never heard of that before. ;)