Taken on day2, where I was no longer a novice ; )
One observation I made whilst doing this type of shoot, was that some birds reacted differently to others with regad to the flash lighting. Suffice to say, when the more nervous birds re-directed from the feeder due to the flash, I then gave them the opportunity to feed without the flash being fired.
I also had other food sources close by for those that were able to notice it.
Enjoy the weekend, and thanks for taking the time to look - large or small - no pressure ; )