Posted: 02/02/2013 at 12:49
We have a number of bird feeders hanging from a tree which is surrounded by lawn. Seed dislodged by small birds falls onto the grass and is then recovered by scavenging pigeons. After the recent wet weather, pigeons have worn a bare patch approx. 6 feet by 8 feet under the tree.
Do we have to stop feeding the birds in order to get rid of the pigeons? Also how can we mend the bare patch. I suspect any use of grass seed will prove pointless with the pigeons eating it before it germinates.
It's difficult to walk on the grass at present as it is so boggy. Stepping onto it this morning resulted in 1" deep boot-shaped indentations!