the simple delight of hand-feeding the birds. A little time, a little patience, a little handful of sunflower seeds - and the world at your fingertips!
I love to do this on my hikes - especially during colder weather. It's interesting too how other bird species will follow the Black-capped Chickadees and join in. I usually see and handfeed White-breasted Nuthatches and Downy Woodpeckers. The Northern Cardinals are a little shy though and will stay back in the hedges. I like to makes sure the cardinals get some as well and will throw some seeds around on stumps and on the trail.