Question: How Do You Keep Birds Away From Bird Feeders?

What kind of bird seed do Blackbirds not like?

Smaller birds, such as songbirds and chickadees, love safflower seeds.

Cardinals and blue jays love safflowers, too.

Blackbirds despise the taste of safflower seeds and will find other places to feed..

How do you keep big birds out of your bird feeder?

Try enclosing the feeders with large-mesh hardware cloth or chicken wire with openings big enough to allow smaller birds to pass through (a 2-inch opening should do). This will exclude the large bully birds. You can also purchase caged-in tube or tray feeders at your local bird, hardware or garden store.

What scent will keep birds away?

A blend of peppermint oil and citronella is proven to emit a smell that is offensive to birds but quite pleasant to humans.

Why won’t birds come to my bird feeder?

Make sure the seed is dry and free from mold. Nyjer seed can bridge at the port so the birds cannot reach the seed inside the tube. If this happens, it may appear that the feeder is full while no birds are using the feeder. Simply tap the bottom of the feeder to release the seed to fill the cavity around the port hole.

What’s the best bird feeder for small birds?

You will need to figure out which type of bird feeder best solves your specific problem.Woodlink Caged Tube Feeder.No/No Yellow Finch Feeder.Woodlink Absolute II Hopper.Birds Choice Upside Down Suet Feeder.