Life on the garden bird table

Since my previous post on pigeons at the bird table, we have moved it to a new location and tried to make it more difficult for the pigeons to access the food. This has had mixed success. Here are a few photos showing some of the activity at the bird table:

Starlings at the bird table with ‘bird spikes’ on the roof
This pigeon was trying to ignore the bird spikes (these are quite soft and bendy so no harm was done)
A pigeon working out how to get to the feed while a sparrow flies in
Here a pigeon is trying to land despite the wire
Sometimes they manage to get in…
… or by leaning in from the nearby trellis the can just reach the food