Today I finally refilled and rehung the bird feeder that's been empty all week. It took about 10 minutes for the birds to discover the newly stocked bird buffet. This view of the nearby hedge doesn't do justice to the scene. Imagine 50 feet of this hedge filled with hundreds of sparrows chirping, hopping around, and flying to the feeder (left of the picture) and back constantly, and my cat Silvie in the window going nuts watching all the action. Once it gets going, it's quite a party.