When we lived on acreage in our previous house I used to feed the birds.
They didn't need to be fed, I just liked to have them visit.
Specificly I used to feed the Lorikeets - both Scaley and Rainbow varieties - and when they come they usually come in large numbers.
As the grevilleas are all flowering and so are full of Lorikeets at the moment I decided to see if I could get them to come to a feeder.
I placed bread soaked in sugary water down near the Grevillea bushes and it wasn't long before they found it.
The only problem was that there were a few other birds who wanted a share too.
Now Cockatoos are lovely birds too but very destructive.
They attack the tin on your roof or your garden shed and bend it out of shape, chew your wooden garden furniture so I wasn't too pleased to see four or five of them swinging in the nearby trees.
Anyway they like seeds.
The Magpie came to have a look too though he really prefers worms and such.
But I needn't have worried as Lokireets are bossy little birds
and they soon chased the others away !
Looks like Tony will have to get a move on and build me the bird feeder that he promised.