I think the neighbors are out competing us with their bird feeders. Pffff. The birds have been absent for a while now. Only ones we see are the blue jays and the downy and hairy woodpeckers.
Everyone else is GONE. We don’t even have chickadees, and I don’t think we’ve ever NOT had them around. I’m not surprised, though.
They have nicer feeders, and theirs aren’t out in the open with no shade or cover for the birds. They’re probably offering them a better variety, too.