Unwelcome garden visitors
We used to have a really good variety of small birds regularly visiting our garden, but over the past few years we have been invaded by gangs of magpies and wood pigeons, plus the occasional jackdaw. They have now scared off all the small birds. The magpies have mastered the art of hanging and feeding from the bird feeders and stealing the food and in the process dropping enough on the ground to keep the pigeons so fat I wonder how they manage to fly! Anyone out there got any ideas on how we can deter these bullies so that our garden can be a safe haven for the small birds?