Having expensive birds in your house, yard or garden may seem easy but you may face a few difficulties. For example, the feed of these birds is much more expensive than the sparrows. So, if you put this feed in the feeders, the sparrows can eat it in no time. So, you must take precautionary measures to keep the sparrows away from the feeders
Some important effective tips are summarized below to effectively keep the sparrows away from the feeders.
- Remove the nesting sites near the feeders
- Make use of sparrows-proof feeders.
- Avoid putting sparrows’ favorite food in feeders
- Keep sparrows’ food away from the feeders.
- Scare birds with their predator’s decay kites.
- Remove the dust and water baths.
- Install device producing sparrows alarm calls.
Both effort and proper application methods are compulsory for diminishing a problem. Otherwise getting rid of a certain problem is just a foolish idea. You can successfully keep the sparrows away from the feeders by following the above-discussed simple and easy tricks.
Remove sparrows nests and nesting sites near the feeders:
Removing the sparrow’s nests and the nesting sites is an effective way to protect your feeders from the sparrows. The presence of the sparrow’s nest in your yard or garden is the main cause of the presence of a large number of sparrows. They visit the nearby areas of their nest to find food. Once they find feed, they continuously feed on this food.
Thus, the best option is to remove all the nests and the nesting sites in your localized area. Once you find a nest, immediately remove it once it is empty. After removing, put the nesting material in the trash to avoid further nesting. Use a strong disinfectant to clean the area. Moreover, block the holes and trim the extra branches of trees to prevent nest formation. Consequently, the sparrows rarely visit this area to search for food.
Make use of sparrows-resistant feeders:
Using the sparrows-resistant feeders effectively works by preventing the access of sparrows to the feeder. It makes the sparrows unable to eat the food present in the feeder. You can find a large variety of sparrows-proof feeders on the market. They may vary in size and shape so you have a wide range of options to buy a feeder according to your requirement.
One of the perfect feeders to prevent sparrows is the clinging mesh feeder. Its excellent construction does not allow the sparrows to feed the food present in it. It is mainly composed of a circular tray and meat mainly made of specific metals. The food is usually placed in the tray inside the mesh. The whole feeder is coated with a powder to enhance its durability. A lid covers the feeder. It is an efficient way to protect your feeder from invading sparrows.
Fill the feeder with food disliked by the sparrows:
The feeders only attract the birds when it contains the favorite food of the sparrows. Wheat, cracked corn, sunflower seeds of sunflower, oats, and millet are among the favorite foods of the sparrows. The sparrows continue to visit the feeders having such types of Food. If the sparrows eat this food, nothing will be left behind for other birds. You have to buy this food again which results in additional costs.
The most common way to solve this problem is to fill the feeder with the food that the sparrows hate the most. This kind of food may include shelled or safflower peanuts. The sparrows don’t like the taste of this food. Whenever sparrows find such food they fly without eating them and avoid visiting the feeder again. It helps in saving both food and money.
Keep the sparrow’s favorite food away from the feeder:
As we know that sparrows continuously search the feeder to eat the food. They may eat all the expensive food that you may keep for the other birds. The sparrows are destructive so they may compete with other birds for food and may harm them. So, you m, just keep the sparrows away from the feeders to protect the other birds.
You can keep the sparrows away from the other birds’ feeders by placing the sparrows’ favorite food far away from the feeder. When the sparrows find their favorite food they land in that area and fly away after eating. They do not bother to go to the other feeder because of their filled bellies. This is no doubt an effective technique to protect both feeders and birds.
Scare sparrows by hanging the feeders with halos:
The halos are circular and handcrafted devices that are widely used to keep the sparrows away from the feeders by scaring them. The halos are composed of a round wire with a wooden or metal bar present in the middle of the halo. You can make it manually or can also buy it from a market or online website. The bird feeders are usually hung with the bar. When the sparrows came near it, they got frightened and will not visit the area again. It is effective to save food in the feeder by keeping the sparrows away from it.
Remove the dust and water baths:
The presence of the water baths in the ground acts as an attractive site for the sparrows. The sparrows used this water for bathing and drinking. But if you put the small rocks in the water it automatically decreases the bathing area for sparrows and makes them less attractive to sparrows. But putting the gravel in the water acts as a pleasing site for the other birds. So, if you want to keep the sparrows away, you must put gravel in the water. Moreover, you can also change the position of the water bath and place it away from the feeder.
Install device producing sparrows alarm calls:
You can scare the sparrows by installing the device near the feeder that produces alarm calls to scare the sparrows. You can buy this device from a departmental store or an online website. It may work on a direct electrical connection or a battery.
Install the device near the feeder. On turning on, it starts producing alarm calls that scare the sparrows. Sparrows may listen to this alarm from a long distance. Thus when the sparrows listen to these frightening alarm calls, they avoid visiting this area. So your feeder remains safe from these destructive sparrows.