Thanks Cheri's Sweetshoppe for the comment. That is exactly my problem. I was sitting outside today waiting for my kids to get off the bus. Decided to bring the camera (Nikon D40) out with me. I sat there for about 45 minutes...and nothing. As soon as I take the camera inside minutes before they were suppose to get off the bus...there they are. Three of them sitting in the spot I was watching just a minute before. I did get a very cool "Simpsons" like picture of the sky.
Still working on the stubborn birds though. Now its the weekend so might just take the kids out. I hear its suppose to be nice. Hopefully I will come back with nice pictures of the birdies.