Q. How long might it take for birds to find my new birdfeeder?
A. We like to refer to the "Rule of 2s" when placing a new birdfeeder. The Rule of 2s is that it might take 2 seconds, 2 minutes, 2 hours, 2 days, 2 weeks, even 2 months for birds to use a new feeder!
It depends on many things such as feeder placement, the type of feeder, the quality of the food, bird population in your area, weather, predators, and more.
Chickadees are often the first to find a new feeder. And bird activity begets more bird activity - kind of like when you see a restaurant with lots of cars in the parking lot - you stop in to see what it's all about!
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