Bird feeding is the activity of feeding wild birds, often by means of a bird feeder. With a recorded history dating to the 6th century, the feeding of wild birds has been encouraged and celebrated in the United Kingdom and United States, with it being the United States’ second most popular hobby having National Bird-Feeding Month congressionally decreed in 1994.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bird_feeding
So how long does it take for birds to find a new feeder? According to the “Rule of 2s” it might take 2 seconds, 2 minutes, 2 hours, 2 days, 2 weeks, even 2 months for birds to use a new feeder.https://wildbirdsunlimited.typepad.com/the_zen_birdfeeder/2011/11/faq-how-long-until-birds-find-a-new-bird-feeder.html It depends on many things such as feeder placement, the type of feeder, the quality of the food, bird population in your area, weather, predators, and more. Chickadees are often the first to find a new feeder. And bird activity begets more bird activity – kind of like when you see a restaurant with lots of cars in the parking lot – you stop in to see what it’s all about!