Bird seed falling in pond
Hi - I have a small wildlife pond which has a simple pump, pumping out water over a rock and back into the pond so that the water stays fresh. Unfortunately I have made the big mistake of putting it quite close to a seed feeder and the seed falls into the pond - an incredible amount of seed as it turns out. The only way of cleaning it out is to take the whole pond apart, disconnect the pump, take out all of the rocks and then spend a few hours with a fine net trying to scoop up the seeds It will be such a shame to fill the pond in with soil or rocks, as the birds do drink from it. I have a small garden, and there is nowhere else for the pond to go without a lot of disruption unfortunately. Has anyone got any ideas? I already have the seed tray attachment on the bottom the seed feeder, but this just seems to encourage pigeons, who are the main culprits for spilling the seed (wish they would sod off, but that's not going to happen any time soon!). Any ideas very gratefully received! Thanks.