I have a very simple feeding system in the front yard. I have a 1 1/2 foot log (about 5 inches in diameter) affixed to the top of one of the those shepherd hook feeder hangers. Each morning I spread peanut butter to both ends of the log. I cut an orange or an apple in half. These are impaled onto the log. A hummingbird feeder hangs from the shepherd hook. I installed a water drip this year, also. These are clearly visible from my front window and drop my lawn chair in the carport. I do not put out seed of any kind. Seed attracts Red-wings Blackbirds and House Sparrows. I have put in the following plants in the front yard. 1) An Avocado Tree 2) A Cape Honeysuckle Bush 3) Another bush that I forget the name of, but it has small cherry-like berries 4) There are 4 Turk’s Cap Lilies 5) And there is one Fiddlehead bush.
I may add more stuff. In fact it is likely that I will add more. Not sure what, yet.
So what birds do I attract? Well, there is a pair of Great-Tailed Grackles. These are very intelligent acting birds. And they are not shy. They will come to the feeder even if I am only about 6 feet away. There is one (I say one because I have only seen one at a time) Orange-crowned Warbler. There is a pair of Northern Mockingbirds, a pair of Curve-billed Thrashers and a pair of Golden-fronted Woodpeckers. I see Inca Doves and European Collared-Doves close-by, but they don’t come to my feeder because there is no seed. Occasionally, I see Great Kiskadees in the neighbor’s tree, but not at my feeder yet. One of these days they will come to my peanut butter I suspect.