How to Get Blackbirds Away From Birdfeeders

How to Get Blackbirds Away From Birdfeeders
Watching birds eat at feeds in your yard can be relaxing. Well, until the blackbirds and crows show up and start staking a claim on the bird feeder, forcing the smaller birds away. Luckily, a few tricks exist to keep those big bossy birds away while encouraging the smaller ones to stay.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Hanging bird feeder
Step 1
Stop using ground feeders or placing feed on the ground.
Step 2
Purchase a hanging bird feeder. Blackbird's feet are typically too large to grasp onto the perches of these bird feeders. Also, you will want to make sure the feeder has small openings for the food. This will make sure only small birds can remove the contents from the feeder.
Step 3
Place the feeder away from trees. This will keep the blackbirds from standing on the tree while eating out the feeder. It will keep squirrels away as well.
Step 4
Blackbirds love cracked corn. Remove it from your bird feed. Without cracked corn, the larger birds will most likely snub your bird feeders.

Article Written By Greyson Ferguson

Greyson Ferguson is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in film and television. He currently resides in Lansing, Michigan where he works on independent film projects and writes for numerous publications. Ferguson primarily focuses on computer and electronic articles. Greyson produces, focusing on only upbeat news stories with daily updates.

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