How to keep crows and jackdaws off your bird feeders (but still let them share nicely!).

  • In reply to larkandwarbler:

    Hello Larkandwarbler,

    If you go into insert & edit you can upload photos. hope this helps.

    J

  • In reply to wren:

    Dear Wren

    When I click on edit, there is no option to 'insert' just the box with my 'Quote' in it, but it's in typewriter font (as this is, to me)- which I think means something! There are no Options icons under 'Quote' and above the 'message'. Hmmm mystery to me...

  • In reply to larkandwarbler:

     Just testing this works, Larkand warbler.  I went into the Insert/Edit, I uploaded a photo which I took last year in our garden.  Where you see the quote in blue you have a selection of Bold Italic underline, etc.  Click onto the Insert/Edit Media box which will open up in your pictures, click onto one ignore where it says 550 x then there is a blank box.  Your photo should upload with the green bar going across. If you are happy then click onto Insert and your photo will be like this size.

    Go into preview up above where the option and compose buttons are,if you are happy with the size/photo then you can post it.  

    larkandwarbler said:

    Dear Wren

    When I click on edit, there is no option to 'insert' just the box with my 'Quote' in it, but it's in typewriter font (as this is, to me)- which I think means something! There are no Options icons under 'Quote' and above the 'message'. Hmmm mystery to me...

    J

  • In reply to Westie69:

    A cheap squirrel deterent: hang your feeders from lengths of fishing line. Squirrels could cope but they don't like it. Jane.

    p.s. The hanging baskets are an excellent idea. I shall buy some forthwith. Thank you.

  • This is a brilliant idea, I went out yesterday and bought a couple of hanging baskets, put them together, and today the small birds are enjoying their very own feeder! A very enterprising starling managed to find his way in too!! But at least it is giving the small birds a chance.

  • In reply to Mrs Mac:

    I have had a problem with pigeons bullying my small birds and while I don't mind them eating some of the seed, it is getting a little expensive now that a few ferrel pigeons have joined the gang. Also, they are causing incredible mess on the patio and weedy growth in the gutters.

    So when gaynorsl gave me the link to this thread, I was delighted. I am going to try the hanging baskets tomorrow. The pigeons have managed to get their heads through the guardian that I have over the feeder, but I doubt that they would manage to feed through the baskets. Well at least I hope so.

    Oh, btw, I also found this idea online and the inventor claimed to have had some success with this.

    anail a'Gháidheal, air a' mhullach

  • Absolutely brilliant !! Keeps squirrels and pigeons out of the bird feeders too.

    Found this after searching on DIY solutions for keeping pigeons off feeders. Bought two sizes of baskets from Wickes (12" & 14") and they're doing a perfect job. Made one for a tall feeder, and one for a tray feeder, using bits of the chain & clips to support the cage on the tray feeder. Cable-tie hinges work a treat, as advised.

    Don't mind the pigeons eating the ground feed, but not the feeder food. Sorry pigeons. Ground feed only, from now on.

    Thank you so much Lucydot !

     

    Clips & parts of the chain to keep the feeder tray in the centre of the cage.

  • Here's the cage flummoxing a squirrel ....

    photos.app.goo.gl/jHJyKCTnx9kZoVdy8
  • I have to admit the squirrels outwitted me occasionally by nibbling off the cable ties to let themselves in
    Lucydot
  • In reply to Lucydot:

    Ohh ... I'd better watch out for that ;-)
    Plenty of chain links left that might come in handy. Hopefully our squirrel that took a bit of a spin on mine will keep away for a while.
    Thanks again for the instructions, Lucydot. Wickes might be in for a late season run on hanging basket sales, haha.