They found the fat balls I hung in the hedge so it’s time for the next phase.
Wilkos have these feeders in for £7, which is the cheapest I’ve been able to find. You get what you pay for but I can’t see that Jackdaws are strong enough to bend the bars so cheap should be good enough.
I’m going to try one and if it works I will buy more.The main worry isn’t if it works but if it acts like a sail in the wind as it gets quite windy out here and it’s quite common to find the feeder pole at an angle of 30 degrees after high winds.
Meanwhile, I suppose I ought to consider alternative foods (as in the peanuts) and whether of not I have the right to feed finches and starve Jackdaws. For the moment though, as Monday morning is not prime time for debating questions of ethics, I will confine myself to trying to outwit them.
It may not be easy.
Jackdaws are smart birds, good luck!
I think I may have found the solution!, though it will cost £7 each for special feeders.
It won’t be easy!
I’m beginning to think that…
I know nothing about jackdaws – not sure I’ve seen any near me!
One of my blackbirds (unless it was a jackdaw) did something like a boxers punch on my bird feeder – maybe because it was empty.
I’d be happy to feed a pair, but with a flock of 40 round the village I’m less keen. 😉
Guess so 😉
Nobody bets against the crows!
Yes, I am starting to feel as if this is the case. 😉
I’m going to need it!
Goodness. That jackdaw looks formidable.
Yes, they can look quite severe. In small groups they are OK but in large groups they can be a nuisance.