I have been surprised at the number of birds that are eating from the wreaths that I made.
Here are a few pictures that I have taken over the last couple of days. I have taken probably a thousand pictures since I hung the wreaths! I even bundled up for a few minutes today and sat on the patio near the feeders. The birds are more bold when it is cold! A blue jay, white-breasted nuthatch, Carolina wren and a dove came to the feeders while I sat there. I was shocked that a blue jay came with me so close.
Now that they have learned how to maneuver them and feel secure landing on them, they come and go just like they do on the other feeders. In fact they rarely use the other feeders now. They prefer the wreaths.
The blue jays come and go constantly, as long as the peanut supply lasts. I was able to buy a stash of Spanish peanuts on sale at Aldis for .69 a bag.
They will also eat the seeds from the pine cones and they like the homemade suet too. I'm not sure how much they are actually eating. They do a lot of storing and stashing; I think they are preparing for a long winter.
I'm still waiting for the cardinals to land on them. So far they aren't very interested.
Thank you all for your comments on the wreaths! Several of you said that you wanted to make one too. I'd love to see it if you decide to do it!