Dear birds at my backyard feeder (shown here),
Due to family budget cutbacks, I will no longer be refilling this feeder every other day. You guys were emptying the darn thing in about 18 hours, and at $14.00 a bag for birdseed, this was really starting to add up. It was either college for my kids or birdseed, and we made the tough choice.
Beginning now, I will refill it once every weekend, so you can come and eat out of it when we're all home to watch. During the week, you're on your own. Find some bugs or something.
I'm sorry about this, and if I win the lottery or perhaps win a truckload of birdseed on a game-show (it happens!) I will make every effort to fill it regularly.
Thanks for all the singing!