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Pigeons

Have you any advice about getting rid of pigeons?? We feed our birds regularly, have lots of different species coming so put out different kinds of food, but we are now inundated with pigeons, who assemble on the roof - my husband counted 34 of them one day - and swoop down to eat, No matter how many times we clap/ stamp/bang doors etc. they come back within minutes. Any ideas? We do not want to stop feeding birds! Mairerua, Castleknock, Co Dublin Posted: 29/01/2013

Large birds, pigeons and crows, can become a nuisance at bird feeders. Not much you can do except to set up some type of sturdy wire cage with openings that smaller birds can get through safely.

 

Attracting Birds

I have bird feeders in my garden (a built up area) but no birds (except magpies) are coming to feed. Is there anything else I can put up to attract small birds? My garden is very small. (Feeders have seeds, fatballs, and nuts). Probie, Dublin, Co Dublin Posted: 27/01/2010

 

Magpies tend to bully the smaller birds. It you put the feeders near or even into more dense bushes, the small birds have better escape routes and the bigger birds have more difficulty getting at the food.

 

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