Posted: 26/07/2013 at 14:48
Wow! Thank you all for your suggestions. Re bird seed it's a huge bag I get delivered with all sorts of seeds in it - I also have feeders with sunflower hearts and niger seeds. I suppose I agree that I'm probably feeding them too much?
I get baby starlings, sparrows, gold finches, green finches, collared doves, Red spots, wood pigeons and greedy feral pigeons and a very tame blackbird that I saved from a cat. Also get blue tits, great tits and a weird looking bird I can't identify!??
They all get a handful of mealworms scattered on the lawn every morning.
Microwaving seeds? sounds interesting - bet they all go BANG! in the microwave?
Looks like I'll have to invest in a vigorous shrub that might withstand the onslaught from above?
Reassuring the know that I'm not the only one battling this sort of problem.