Pigeons on the bird table

Our bird table has been monopolised by pigeons eating most of the food to the exclusion of smaller birds. I decided to wire it to keep the pigeons out but let the smaller birds in. This didn’t work so I set my camera up to see what was happening. Here are the results:

Pigeon on the edge of the table leaning in to eat
Here the pigeon is balancing on the lower wire and has pushed up the higher wire
Now it is stepping in
Now it is in ready to feed

My next step is to tighten the wire. If that doesn’t work I will try a third wire…

Also other birds were coming and going. Here I show a group of starlings – I like this for the sense of movement:

Starlings on the bird table

Author: Paul L.G. Morris

I am an amateur photographer whose photography is mostly of gardens, nature and the rural environment. My specialities are close-ups, panoramic views, or a combination of both that I call 'Nearscapes'. I work mostly for my own interest having closed my business PM Studios Ltd.

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