I currently feed the birds, but as soon as I put food out the starlings, wood pigeons and wild pigeons eat everything in sight leaving nothing for the small birds.
I've been thinking about trying to come up with some kind of feeder that only the small birds such as sparrows, blue tits etc can get to.
Does anyone have any ideas of how I can make a starling/ pigeon proof feeder? I thought about turning a hanging basket frame upside down, but I imagine the starlings will still fit through the bars.
If anyone has managed to make something could you please share photos? Or can you recommend a feeder?
I still intend to put food out for the starlings, but I want to give the little birds a chance.
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Hi Shelley S, You could try making cages from your hanging baskets. It'll keep out the pigeons (& any squirrels). Depending on how close the wires are on your baskets - starlings may or may not get in. The ones I made are here ...
https://community.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/f/feeding-garden-visitors/206053/diy-bird-feeder-cages-using-hanging-baskets-squirrel-pigeon-proof Good luck
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