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The Best Type Of Feeder For Keeping Pesky Bully Birds At Bay
A great way to deter bully birds so they don't gobble up all the seeds in a feeder and force away smaller birds is using a feeder with a weighted perch and treadle setup.
A weighted perch is designed to shut off the food supply by causing the treadle to drop down when triggered by excessive weight.
The larger birds can still land on the feeder’s perch, but the food supply will be shut down or limited. Meanwhile, lighter birds can still enjoy full access to the seed.
This setup ensures that bully birds and squirrels won't stay long, opening the feeder up to smaller birds and resulting in a more diverse array of birds in your yard.