I recently decided that the back porch would be a perfect place for suet feeders. There is a large wooden beam--the bottom half of the upper deck--which is undercover and squirrel and cat proof. Plus, when lounging around on the bed, the cats have a good view of the feeders, providing daytime entertainment. I put up the feeders a few weeks ago and have been eagerly awaiting any signs that the birds have discovered them. Last weekend, the cats and I were lazing about in bed when suddenly, "Hah-ha!" we all jumped up at once. The birds had arrived.
My aunt tells me they are Juncos. All I know is that they come in flocks and flit in and out keeping myself and the cats, as well as the cats that hang around the back yard, entertained.