How do I keep crows & rooks away?

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How do I keep crows & rooks away?

  • On my back garden, a get a wide variety of birds. I have created a small bird feeding area, with squirrel proof feeders. I like to feed pheasants, but crows and rooks bombard my ground feeder. Does anyone have any ideas how to keep these birds away, so that pheasants get a chance? Thank you.
  • Hi asgardfleet

    That's going to be a tough one with them all being large birds.

    The only things I can think of is..if you have any bushes or trees where you can put the food under a bit of cover you could try placing the food there, with Pheasants being a woodland bird I should think they are used to scratching about looking for food, If the Pheasants are used to you you could try feeding them closer to the house, the Rooks etc I get in my garden wont come near the house.

  • Thank you Alan,

    It is indeed a tough one.  I have thought about putting a scarecrow up where I feed these pheasants, but not sure if it would scare pheasants away also?  They do come close to my home, so I will try that.  I have yet to put some shrubs, but when I do, I will try that also.

    Fantastic suggestions Alan, thank you so much.