Another LIVE bird feeder worth watching this one in Sapsucker Woods, at Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY visitors could be; American Goldfinches, Blue Jays, Northern Cardinals, Tufted Titmice, and Red-bellied Woodpeckers and Morning Doves and the odd Pesky Squirrel. In the background is a 10-acre duck pond, now partly frozen over.
This LIVE wild bird feed station below, is located in a residential neighborhood in Manitouwadge, Ontario 685 miles or 1102 km from Toronto. This northern site is an excellent location to see winter finches like redpolls and grosbeaks as well as two species of Jays, sometimes it's empty, birds are afraid of everything, but they soon back droves, every few minutes.
About the Hosts -- Tammie and Ben Hache have been members of Project FeederWatch since 2002, meticulously counting their backyard birds to help better understand what birds are doing throughout the winter. The years of FeederWatching have brought amazing views to the Haches; some of the highlights included counts with over 200 Evening Grosbeaks seen at once, high counts of 20+ Hoary Redpolls, an extremely out-of-range White-winged Dove, and the constant buzzing of hummingbirds in the summer. A winter of bird feeding requires a lot of food, too—last year over 750 lb of sunflower seeds were consumed by the hungry birds!
Identify Your Common Backyard Birds, found in Eastern and Central USA and Canada. This video enables identification of common wintertime backyard feeder birds. It was designed for use by new and amateur birders. Visual characteristics and bird calls are provided to enable identification. Suggested feeder food is provided for some species.
Since I have built and hosted many backyard bird feeding stations over the years, I might post a videos to help your get started...