So I'm posting this just because I'm curious. I recently got a nice big bird feeder, can hold 6 lbs of seed, has a red roof and "tray" around it, kinda roundish. Anyway, I started out with never seeing any birds, then only a couple, now I have a whole flock of House Finches and House Sparrows with the occasional Grackle, once a Cardinal and one little bitty Chipping Sparrow. I have seed all over in the grass and on our little cement patio area. We live in an apartment complex on the first floor and I set it up on a big hook that sinks partially into the ground, about 4-5 feet from our sliding glass doors.
Now I have no problem with the large amount of seed/shells scattered all over, and I love the fact that I now have about 20-30 little birds visit throughout the day. My 5 year old daughter and even 11 month old daughter love it as much as I do, sitting and watching the birds, watching for new species, and I love taking pics of them with our amazing camera I can zoom in very close.
If you were my neighbors would you be at all irritated by a large flock of small birds flitting around? Do you think a landlord would care about bird seed shells laying around in the grass (the grass isn't that nice and has patches of dirt)? Often the little birds fly back to a near by tree when they get scared. I love these birds though because we aren't allowed pets and this is the closest thing I'm going to get to one right now. I love it when I notice a new species eating, I love the wonderful pics I've getting, and I've never seen House Finches until now, the males are very pretty, posting pic. From left to right House Sparrow male, House Finch female and House Finch male!! The males are getting brighter every day, and they are all getting fatter lol.