I was wondering why birds were ignoring the seed I was offering them in two feeders in our yard. Then I found out that the birds in Santa Fe prefer a certain mixture of seeds because of the climate and the altitude. I had bought seed in a large Supermarket that was labeled Wild Bird Seed, but Supermarkets, being large chains, have the same seed in every location. Since I bought a special mixture of seeds at a small local store, many birds have been coming and feasting. Sometimes it is very important to think local, and buy local.