We came back to the island yesterday. We were home for 3 days for critical meetings, doctor and dentist appointments, and to repack. This trip up we brought the new bird feeder and hummingbird feeder. The former had it's first visitor about 30 minutes after we put it up - a red-winged blackbird and mate. The sparrows have also found it. My binoculars and bird book are at hand to try to identify other guests as they make an appearance.
This morning we also had the first visitor to the hummingbird feeder. Life is good - for all of us.