I also don't want any wild animal to get dependant on what I do.
Having said that, today I tried just putting food in the bird feeder and a bit on the railing for the chickadee. Saw a grand total of one bird.
I talked with a nice lady who was so sad because her chippy did not understand why she had no peanuts for it. It takes them from her hand.
I thought maybe he'd find the seed on the railing but he mostly moped around looking in the usual places.
This chappy also checked the usual places
And asked many times if I was sure I didn't want to throw a peanut.
Maybe over here?
I'm good here.