I too had a problem with larger birds on the bird feeder so hubby nailed a stip of wood on either side of the feeder to restrict access & we now seem to have lots more smaller birds enjoying it ,,,,
Dee thanks for replying to Jo. I hope it helps. It is a brilliant idea
Is your feeder a hanging feeder or a bird table? I suppose it would work with both.
I’ve seen rooks and crows balance on a hanging bird feeder and put their long beaks into the feeder holes. I had to stop using the hanging feeders because of it. Putting wood near it would stop their line of flight and their ability to balance on the feeder. The same idea would work on a bird table.
Thank you for this – it is yet another way to keep rooks, crows, and pigeons away.