does anyone recommend the use of an adjustable caged ground table feeder to keep predators and the like out?
I just wondered if the birds inside would panic and not fly out easily if threatened by a hawk etc. I am thinking of purchasing one thats adjustable to let thrushes etc in but not bigger birds such as the pigeons but don’t know anyone who has or is using one at the moment. Any help will be much appreciated.
Hi, I find ground caged bird feeders really useful. I’ve had one for years.
In winter I put a ‘cover’ over the cage and that keeps the snow and rain off the food inside. My garden birds have their own little igloo!
My problem is that blackbirds cannot get into bird feeders. I like blackbirds and have a few in the garden hopping about. To solve that problem I’ve put some canes in a small circle and then put wire round the outside of the canes. I put bird food inside this cane circle. The canes get narrow at the top and this means that all types of birds, including blackbirds, can fly in and get the food from the top. Pigeons cannot get through the wire and they don’t have the sense to figure out a way to get in from the top. Blackbird problem solved!
I now have my camera back in action – so photos to follow
Cheers for getting in touch
Has anyone else got any tips and advice?