The Evil Twin and I have always called birds "dirty birdies". I'm not sure why. Perhaps just because it rhymes and sounds ridiculous? We also use that phrase when talking about bird food, too.
We've always enjoyed feeding the wild birds.
At our old house, we had a deck with sliding glass doors where we had mounted a bird feeder. We could see it from the den/dining room area and always got a kick out of seeing how many different little dirty birdies we could attract with seed and suet.
Our current house is different and while we do have a bird feeder out back, it's not visible from the main part of the house. We still put seed in it for the visitors.
I decided to get a plastic bird feeder with suction cups that mounts onto a window. I put it in our big bay window on the front of the house.
This window is right behind the love seat where my lazy rear end is parked most of the time.
Every time a little bird lands on that feeder, I hear this scritchy sound and it startles me every.single.time.
I mean, it's not bad enough that we have Apple, our resident budgie (or parakeet, if you prefer). Always over there hopping around and chirping, driving me nutz - then, I have to mount a bird feeder from my front window so that I can be further annoyed by the noise of other birds coming to visit.
What can I say, I'm a sucker for punishment. And, I love to look at the pretty dirty birdies. :-)