I installed the snow fort yesterday morning because I knew it would start snowing when I was asleep and I wanted to get it up beforehand to keep the feeder area dry. To remind the birds that a feeder full of food was inside I put out seed in a line leading inside the fort. This has worked in the past.
But this morning, when I went to refill the feeder, all the seeds outside were gone, but the feeder itself was still full.
The snow fort, however, was doing it’s job beautifully. If the birds would only discover it they’d find a nice dry place inside to hang out and eat. I put some more seed outside in the snow, but god knows if they’ll figure it out.