Posted: 24/02/2016 at 08:14
You can't just stop feeding - always a mistake. Those birds are now relying on what you put out
Obelixx is right - there are other ways to deter the bigger birds by using hanging feeders as she describes, or putting them into shrubs or climbers near the house for example. Mine have a routine too, and move away elsewhere at certain times like hers do. The small birds will find 'hidden' feeders. I used to have one in a pyracantha right next to my front door at a previous house. The little birds loved it
My small birds all use the cage - including the dunnocks and robins. (A new improved version will happen when I have more time to make it!) They just adapt. The pigeons and starlings use the corner by the shed where I put fat hangers out and food on the ground. Everyone's happy
Snow here today Bob - but only minus 1 because of it - so that's a result!