Sparrows vs Finches and Tits

I have a mob of sparrows who eat everything I put in the feeder - as a result I no longer have a blue tit and great tit visiting and haven't seen the robin for a long time. I've had a bullfinch visiting the last couple of days and I'd like to encourage it to stay around. What can I put out that sparrows don't like but finches and tits do, or what can I put out that will distract the sparrows so the others get a chance to feed?

  • Unfortunately, that's the nature of the beast so to speak. If you put bird food out, sparrows will be interested and they don't mind if it's in feeders, on the ground or anywhere else. They even eat niger here when I wound down bird feeding to just that, to keep goldfinches, siskins and redpolls fed during Winter. I therefore stopped putting that out too.