Playing recorded bird calls to attract birds for the purpose of photographing them, is a widely used technique to get a target species to come in to range in a controlled setting.
If you want to get close to your subject, using a hide will be an enormous benefit. Even with a small focal length lens you will still capture plenty of subject matter.
Spend time thinking about the best location for the hide; give consideration to the light direction and background. If a suitable perch cannot be located then it may be worth introducing one.