Flocks of Nuisance Birds At Feeders

Part of a Flock of Red-Winged Blackbirds and Common Grackle nuisance birds
Red-Winged Blackbirds and Common Grackle

How do you get rid of a flock of nuisance “blackbirds”? Late winter to very early spring can be a stressful time of year for the backyard bird watcher. You put out the regular foods in the regular bird feeders for your regular birds . . . and a noisy aggressive mob of mixed “blackbirds” show up. These flocks can take over feeders, push other birds out and eat huge amounts of seed. What can you do about blackbirds overrunning your feeders? Here are six strategies to get rid of annoying blackbird flocks of starlings, grackles, cowbirds and blackbirds that arrive in late winter and early spring.

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Seed Choice: What Do Backyard Birds Eat?

White Breasted Nuthatch Eating Sunflower Chips
White-Breasted Nuthatch

To choose birdseed for your bird feeders, first decide which birds you want to attract. Then offer seed they like to get more birds to your feeders! In this post I share the seed and other food I put in my feeders, followed by a list of which birds eats which seed and other food.

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