The birds have eaten all of the suet (bird food). They can eat a block of suet in less than two days. We try to put out more every week or two. One former place where we lived, we had an electric water dish. It plugged in and the water didn't freeze in the winter. We had it in the backyard . The birds and the other animals have a place to get a drink in the winter. At that time we lived in the middle of a neighborhood, so we had visits from birds and a rabbit.
I would love to have the water dish out here, but we live sort of close to a small amount of woods. I am concerned that all of the animals would come over to get a drink. I really don't want the ground hogs in our yard.