Starlings and Doves

tnrobFebruary 3, 2006

I love to feed the cardinals, finches, bluebirds, and mockingbirds in my backyard. What I don't care for are the large blackbirds like Starlings and Crows, as well as the Doves and Pigeons. Are there any types of seeds out there that these larger less colorful birds don't like that the others do?

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Elly_NJ(NJ z6)

No one's answering, so I will.

If you put out food for birds, there is really little to do to restrict which species comes to your offerings.

Bluebirds and Mockingbirds do not eat the seeds that cardinals and finches do; hopefully you have berry producing bushes and trees that attract and feed them.

You can try to offer safflower, which I understand cardinals love, and no one else does. But even then, other birds may develop a taste for safflower.

Consider planting native flowers that produce seeds that birds will eat, as well as other natural foods.

Good luck.

(I'm sure I will be corrected here : )

    Bookmark   February 4, 2006 at 1:16PM
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