Maybe this is why:
I do have some particular neighbor birds who are not daunted by the cat--in fact, they come over to dine with the cats.
Dave chose the theme of Garden Birds for this week, inspired by the annual count of birds that come to your yard in a day in the UK--similar to our Christmas Bird Count here in the US.
Maybe I should try a different garden--the grounds at Maryhill Museum:
or the "yard" when we camped
at Sun Lakes State Park:
I have a friend with a rather special "garden bird". I will go visit and take a picture. You will see it in the header.