The birds around our way will treat any form of hanging feeder with disdain until this time of year.
Then, the memo arrives and they all go into holiday mode, seeking out the seeds and feeds made available in various gardens around the area.
These three goldfinches are clearly confused. They are supposed to go for the niger seeds which are in an adjacent feeder, but they've decided instead to opt for the sunflowers. The starlings, sparrows and dunnets will be most irritated.