I’m really pleased that I’ve received two more ways to avoid large birds getting all the bird food
First way is From Merry
I have hidden some RSPB Sprinkles under the fallen leaves in the hope that the blackbirds will find them and the woodpigeons won’t! Probably won’t work but worth a try. I put out a whole fat ball on the ground. The blackbird was having a wonderful feast until a carrion crow swooped down and took off with the whole ball in it’s mouth! I was furious! Mind you, it was funny watching it trying to keep it from all the seagulls which suddenly appeared
The good news is this idea did work -
Thankyou for replying to my comment. We have now bought a bird-table to ‘adapt’! Meanwhile, hiding the ‘Sprinkles’ under the leaves and scattering them in the rockery seems to work a treat. The thrushes all seem to find them with ease and the pigeons don’t even think to look under the leaves! I’m a bit worried about the Sprinkles rotting, though, if the birds don’t find them quick enough. What do you think?
So pleased the idea worked. I don’t think that the sprinkles will rot in this weather. Thanks for getting in touch
The second idea is from Sherry
I have this problem too but i find if i put out a lot of bread on the garden they tend to eat this instead of the seed.i also put corn out for the pigeons.i know they can be a problem but i still would not like to see them go hungry all creatures great and small still count.sherrylee
This is a true comment. There are two sides to everything. I cannot afford for the large birds to eat all the bird food – yet large birds need to eat as well.
So there are two really good ideas.
Put food under leaves. I often see blackbirds on the ground and among the fallen leaves. Good idea.
The second way is also a good way. Spread the bird food out in different parts of the garden and put different food in different parts of the garden. I have heard of this working before