I put my chair in a far corner of the deck with a plant in front hoping the birds wouldn't notice me as much when they came to the feeders.
It actually worked for a little while.
Tools of choice.
These are very fast, rough sketches so don't judge harshly please.
Of course by midday, my hawk appeared, scaring everyone into hiding. He would leave and then return, keeping this up for most of the afternoon. But the birds managed to get to the feeders
during the safe times.
Erb did his part by keeping count from the window.
And as usual, there's always one in every bunch.