Two days ago, on what was a gorgeous, sunny, if a wee bit cold (temps below freezing), DH and I saw the first robins of spring! Actually, robins winter in Tennessee and were out in force. I counted 6 of them. And they all looked really fat!
Not that I have anything against squirrels, but I think I have cured them of eating the bird food. I found a tip about adding a little cayenne pepper to the feed, and that seems to have scared the squirrels away. Last time I filled the feeders, I just sprinkled a little on the ground. I feel like I am winning the war. When we lived in Michigan, I kept a birdfeeder count. I think the squirrels destroyed three feeders, DH dropped one and the latest one we've had for about 4 years. Yay!