At the other house, I would spend many summer evenings 'stalking' the hummingbirds. I never put up a regular bird feeder as I knew my dogs would just scare them away. At this house, I have a big wooded front yard perfect for bird feeders. And plenty of windows for stalking.
So now, I stalk year round.
I even had to get a bird identifying app on my phone so I could determine what I had visiting my feeder.
At first, the Cardinals only wanted the berries on the tree. But they eventually starting working on the seed.