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Does anyone know how to discourage pigeons from coming on the feeder

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Old Thursday 24th May 2018, 11:33   #1
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Does anyone know how to discourage pigeons from coming on the feeder

I know they need to eat too ans I dont mind as long as there are a few at a time but when I seen them on th feeder pecking at the little guys I started putting the food that they knock off caught in my net and putting it
Out on th street. Now Im torn thinking I may have to take the feeder down bc I dont want to be the pigeon house bc my neighbors wont be too happy about that neither will I. Something I started that was peaceful has now become major stress bc all I do is shoo them off th feeder trying to point to the food on the ground and in the street. And they are pretty smart bc they follow where I point. I feel so badly but if I dont come up with something soon I will
Be forced to take the feeder down or just putting it out a few days a week
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They have feeders that the ports will close when something of heavier weight perches on them. The ones I use are called "squirrel busters" Whenever a larger bird perches, the port closes and they can't access the seed.
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Old Friday 25th May 2018, 21:08   #3
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Pigeons are big and easily baffled by shielding the feeder with a wire surround such as this:
https://www.amazon.com/Audubon-Squir...n+bird+feeders
or by the type KC Foggin mentioned, here:
https://www.amazon.com/Woodlink-Abso...n+bird+feeders
They prefer to peck at stuff on the ground in any case, so when the feeders become less accessible, they will revert to vacuuming your lawn.
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Old Friday 27th July 2018, 00:38   #4
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The famous squirrel buster squirrel proof bird feeder is actually a great choice for deterring pigeons, too. The reason is that the mechanism that closes the feeding ports is weight activated. A single squirrel is heavy enough to cause the ports to close. A single pigeon might not be enough, but two will surely be enough to close the ports. Here's the feeder: https://birdbathsforsale.com/squirre...f-bird-feeder/
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