I was moaning that it was impossible to photograph them because they would fly away as soon as the door opened. I am a baby when it comes to cold so there was no way I was sitting out there waiting for the birds to come around! Well, then I got to thinking! This is my solution: a tripod and remote shutter release!
I put the camera on a tripod and set it out on the porch. I set the camera on an automatic setting and focused it on the bread laying in the yard. I ran the cord for the remote shutter release through the door. With this done, I positioned myself on a comfy chair inside my toasty warm house and waited. When a pretty bird showed up, I'd just snap the photo! Here is an example of the result:
Not exactly perfect, put there will be more time to perfect the technique!