I'm completely new to bird feeding and don't know much about what I'm doing. I've got a 1 liter seed feeder with Wagner's Western Regional Blend (I'm in the SF Bay Area), a suet feeder with a Wildlife Sciences Suet Plus cake, and a hummingbird feeder with a water/sugar blend at a 4:1 ratio on my balcony.
So far this has attracted an unknown species of hummingbird, oak titmouses, dark eyed juncos, chestnut-backed chickadees, and another unknown species of seed-eating bird.
Apart from the hummies, they all seem to love the bird seed, but will only occasionally pay attention to the suet cake. I read somewhere that suet cakes are particularly valuable to birds as they head into Winter, so I thought my birds would be more interested in the cake than the seed. Will their level of interest wax and wane as the year goes by?
Should I be changing the type of bird seed or suet cake during different periods of the year? Also, do hummingbirds need anything other than sugar water?