I've been saving my sewing scraps to offer the birds for nesting material. Cut into tiny strips, I packed them into an empty suet feeder, and it wasn't long before a grackle flew off to the garage with a piece of calico in her beak. Others quickly followed suit. We used to leave dog hair for the birds, but as I no longer have a dog, they'll have to make due with dried grasses, fabric, and short bits of string. I laughed to see the birds going for the Moda fabric first. I guess they want the nursery decorated attractively!
We set out the hummingbird feeder yesterday, I really hope we attract some this year.