/ how to keep starlings away from bird table ?
Play a starling distress call? Dunno if starlings speak blackbird, obviously I should though.
Just shoot the bastards.
It's often forgotten that starlings give us,arguably, our finest wildlife spectical - the mass gatherings prior to roosting in winter.
To the OP put the feed in a hedge - blackbirds like it in there starlings don't.
Your blackbirds should manage to find enough natural food on their own, so I wouldn't think supplementary feeding is essential anyway. More important to make sure you keep the local cat population away, and likewise discourage any magpies, jays etc. from coming too close - easier said than done at 5.00am!
No idea how to keep the starlings at bay though.
> Just shoot the bastards.
Yes .177 is just as good at culling them as .22. It's not powerful enough, however, to kill Ospreys
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