From Cathy Johnson, in the June 1991 issue of The Artist’s Magazine:
A great way to study wild birds and animals at close range is to attract them with feeders or salt blocks. At my cabin I have both hanging feeders and a platform feeder. These have provided opportunities to sketch hundreds of birds: Goldfinches, purple finches and grosbeaks have all joined the regulars at the feeders. Carolina wrens, summer tangers, indigo buntings and other visitors that aren’t even interested in the feeders seem to be drawn by the activity.