house sparrow invasion!
I moved into a new house at the start of January and immediately proceeded to put up some suet baskets and birdfeeders. At first I was seeing cardinals, chickadees, juncos and redpolls. But during this time I also cut down a lot of overgrown shrubs and piled the brush at the back of my yard. Now all I ever see is house sparrows. They have flocked to the brush pile and I only other birds I see on a regular basis are a pair of chickadees that feed at the finch feeder and once in awhile are able to steal a sunflower seed (black oil only) from the feeder. The damn house sparrows are even eating the suet. The suet has millet and milo in it...is this why?
At first it was the squirrels keeping the woodpeckers away from the suet and now the sparrows!!??
Will getting rid of the brush pile make them leave?
Or is it the suet ingredients that they are after?
Should I be switching to safflower in the feeder?