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Pigeons, Doves, Jackdaws and Crows

Posted by British Bird Food 11/07/2015 0 Comment(s)

Can we stop the big birds taking our wild bird food?

Sure we can!

It is a problem faced by many households, that the large species of birds take over the feeding station, spread the bird seed over the place and frighten off the smaller wild birds from the bird feeding station. In our garden, we have a problem this year with Crows, we have never had Crows in our garden to this extent, but this year they have joined the Wood Pigeons and Magpies to attempt to destroy our peaceful coexistence with the bird life. Our view, like many people is that they are all birds – even the noisy Starlings! and so we carry on feeding them. But some people are plagued with high numbers of large wild birds and really can’t take any more from them, so what can be done?

Most of the larger birds can’t cling on to a feeder perch, (some can swing the feeder and shake out the seed is true) so using tube feeders for the small birds is a good idea, then you can use a ground feeder cover for the ground feeding birds, there are several available.

Another alternative is to feed the larger birds their own food in another place away from the wild bird feeding station – Large Bird Food is designed for this purpose, just use a ground tray to feed from, but only put enough out for one day at a time or you will encourage rodents at night time. The same principle applies for Squirrels, if you want to, you can feed them their own Squirrel mix from a Squirrel feeder.

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