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Magpies, Wood Pigeons, And Ordinarily Ones, Are Stripping My Bird Table In Minutes.

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sandyRoe | 14:04 Thu 06th Dec 2018 | Home & Garden
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I'd put a dish of peanuts on the bird table and small birds would come back and forth, eat, and go.
These bigger birds can clear it in no time. I don't mind them having one serving but how to protect supplies for the little ones?

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Get an air rifle.
We have a squirrel proof bird feeder.

This consist of a "cage" we hang from a hook or tree, and in the centre of the cage is a container where we put the bird food.

Small birds can get in the cage to feed (sparrows, robin, ***) but big birds cannot

Here is one as an example

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Is the word tits verboten on here?
No. What on earth did you write, guilbert?
Following on from my update above.

Note some containers in the centre of the cage are made for peanuts, others are made for "normal" bird food.

Make sure you buy the right one for the type of food you want to put in it.
I use those wire hanging baskets, two wired together to make a globe. You can get them with various sized mesh so you can have one that only the small birds can get in and one with bigger holes that blackbirds, thrushes and so on can get in. Put a little mesh bird feeder tray inside before you wire the baskets together and use a long handled spoon to load the food in.
>>>Is the word tits verboten on here?

I put the word, but to stop them censoring it I put an asterisk in the middle in place of the letter "i".

Seems you can write the word out in full as you did but NOT with an asterisk in the middle. Strange.
Lol, guilbert, you can't do right for doing wrong.
I have put bars on mine so the big birds can't get in. I started with something like this then filled in the sides with wood bars so the pigeons etc could not get in. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Traditional-wooden-bird-table-garden-birds-feeder-feeding-station-free-standing/252324770146?epid=1012673592&hash=item3abfba7162:g:xwUAAOSwHxVW7HO5:rk:17:pf:0
...as a bonus you get to watch the pigeons trying their best to get at the food!
Big birds need to eat too!
I think the only way you are going to please them all is to invest in a wide range of specialised feeders.
Put out a reel of numbered tickets, and a sign saying, "take one, and wait your turn".
I have one of those ball type cages with a tube feeder in the middle for little birds but the local sparrows completely empty it in 2 days.

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