I put out several bird feeders and filled them up in my front yard yesterday, having nothing else to do. I also put my camera on its tripod. NOTHING. Hmmm...so I got a chair, lowered the tripod so I could view through it, and SAT. NOTHING...It was too dark in the front yard anyway, so I moved tripod, camera, and another chair out front, by the driveway, where I set up more feeder stations and waited. FINALLY, some finches and sparrows arrived. But, I was getting burned by the sun (remember I'm a melanoma survivor!), so I quit. I did learn a couple of things. First, you have to be really quick to get the little birds! The doves are pretty easy, but finches & sparrows aren't. Second, you can capture their movement if you spy an aggressive bird who will chase off the others OR if you can anticipate their movements! Lessons learned!