I feed ~ 50 pounds fresh Georgia peanuts in a wire mesh feeder to wood peckers and nut hatches a year.
I feed almost 100 pounds of safflower seeds in 3 vertical feeders, and about 50 pounds of mixed wild bird seed of crushed corn, sunflower seeds, and thistle seeds. Song birds and finches love both of these choices. Our feeders are full almost all year long, unless we are travelling and away from home. The birds come as they choose.
On occaision a finch, or,a dove, ends up feeding one of the local red tail hawks too. We can see the feathers left in our yard when this happens.
My wife uses sugar water as well as her garden to attract hummingbirds until mid October when they depart Indiana.
Mostly we see house finches, cardinals, nut hatches and chickadees. Once in a while we see northern flickers, and once three pairs of rose breasted grosbeaks.
We've hung suet from time to time, but safflower seed really seems to be what most of our visitors prefer. I buy it from the local farm supply store in 50 pound bags twice a year.
And a hummer in the rain - keep your hummer syrup fresh and clean, not hazy and unatractive