Sunday, March 18, 2012

Bird Feeder Problems with Grackles, Blackbirds & Mourning Doves

Some of the problem birds at Bird feeders can include Grackles, Blackbirds, Crows, Mourning Doves, and Starlings. There is a very common issue in Backyard Wild Bird feeding of how to attract and feed desirable songbirds and yet limit access to undesirable birds and pests. All of these problem birds can monopolize feeders and deplete the bird's food very quickly, so there is none left for the songbirds. One strategy is to let the feeders go empty or remove them for a few days until these birds have moved on to a more reliable food source. A more active approach is to use our knowledge about these birds to our advantage.

See an expanded and updated article on this topic at Bird Feeder Problems with Grackles, Blackbirds & Mourning Doves

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