War Of The Wings

The weekend prompt on WINGS made me think of the battle going on in the little scrap of a garden outside my place. I used to fill up the bird feeder in the garden and then tiny little birds would come and feed on it. It was interesting to watch them – robins, blue tits, finches, even jays and woodpeckers.

But something changed last spring and I am blaming it on the lockdowns. Suddenly pigeons started taking over the birdfeeder. I reckon it is because restaurants and cafes closed. There were less people floating around town dropping food scraps on the floor. Now the pigeons seem to be taking over the garden and frightening off the smaller birds. It’s been like a war of the wings.

I tried one of those little pigeon scare boxes. It is supposed to send out a noise that puts the pigeons off. It obviously has not worked. So after months of filling up the bird feeder and seeing the pigeons empty it in just one day, I have decided not to fill up the bird feeder for a while. Maybe the pigeons will get the message and find somewhere else to raid. Once they have gone, I am hoping to get back to feeding the smaller birds that used to enjoy a visit to snap up the peanuts I put out for them.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. SueW says:

    My problem is the squirrels, I think I provide their main diet, but at least the little birds have a chance when the squirrels are not there.

    Thank you for doing the challenge, Hugh šŸ™‚


  2. CARAMEL says:

    We have noticed pigeons and foxes more since the lockdowns. I think you are right, it seems to be since restaurants are closed.


  3. Lady A says:

    We’ve seen lots of pigeons in our garden – we even had one fly into our house this summer and perch on top of the cupboards.


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