Best design decision I ever made - putting a birdfeeder outside my bedroom window - which jut so happens to look onto a quiet and private part of my yard - the birds love it. And so do I. I feel like I have my own private aviary framed by the window of my house.
It's better than a television except no reception at night! :). I got my little birdbook out and have learned to identify all the common feeder birds. And some that feed on the ground below the feeder too.
If you feed them, they will definitely come.