Posted: 03/03/2014 at 14:26
We don't have cats now but have done in the past. I've found that there are times of day when the bird feeders are much busier, and I used to make a point of keeping the cats indoors at those times. It worked fairly well.
As for birds of prey - we have sparrowhawks in the area, but we also get visits from the peregrine falcons that nest on Norwich Cathedral spire - they pick the fat woodpigeons off our roof - sometimes we see it happen! Amazing!