When I lived up north, I fed all kinds of birds with all kinds of feeders hung from a 4' x 4' x 8' tall post in the ground.
Although the doves like to eat off the ground.
They say once you start using feeders you have to be careful keeping the food source, as the birds become dependant. They will starve if you don't.
Down here though, food is not the problem. Clean, non-salt or brackish water is. So I have two bird baths. On 1 I installed a
small pump in to keep the water moving.(they say moving water
if what attracts the birds. And they sure do use it) I haven't set up the 2nd bath yet.
But about a month+ ago, I saw this: http://www.amazon.com/5WWGS-Water-Wi...ef=pd_sim_ol_2
, on This Old House Show. And have been looking for it locally. (I want to see it in person to see if it will fit in my second bath.) Using this would be much easier than installing another pump. Plus it would be much easier than cleaning the pump every couple of days.