You sit at your window and watch the birds in the yard. You watch them search for food. They flit and fly around. You find yourself very relaxed. It is important to maintain your bird feeders properly. Keep them clean and full of fresh food at all times. You can hang your feeders from trees or purchase an especially made hanger. You can attach them to porch railings as well. You can tailor your feeders to certain species of birds. Thistle will generally attract finches and small birds. Sunflowers seeds will attract red birds and peanuts attract blue jays. Don't forget about the humming birds and orioles. They like a feeder filled with sugar water. Relax and have fun with the birds!