Songbird or Wrong Bird?

“What? Where does it say that pigeons can’t eat from a songbird feeder?”

The feeder add specifically states…

    Birds that use this feeder:

    • blackbirds, bluebirds, cardinals, chickadees, doves, finches, flickers, goldfinches, grackles, grosbeaks, jays, juncos, kinglets, mockingbirds, nuthatches, orioles, redpolls, robins, siskins, sparrows, starlings, tanagers, thrushes, titmice, towhees, warblers, waxwings, woodpeckers, and wrens

Nowhere does it say pigeons. But this guy apparently doesn’t know how to read or maybe he’s just a rebel.

In any case, Jody has been watching him and one of his friends visit our feeder daily for over a week now. She actually saw them the first time they tried and failed and tried and failed, to make it into the feeder.

But when it comes to food, we’ve found that most birds in our back yard seem to be smart enough to figure out how to get to the food, and persistent enough to keep trying until they succeed. This pigeon was no exception. And once he figured out to fly straight out from the deck railing into the feeder there was no stopping him.

Now the only problem (beside him eating so much premium sunflower seed) is that when he is in the feeder none of the “real” songbirds can’t get into the feeder. And they all have a fit until he’s gone.

You see, songbirds can read and they’re not happy about this situation. But I hear the pigeon is taking singing lessons.

Cheers – DJD

Rain for the week: 1.75 in. 2012 year to date: 30.0 in.

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