Starling Proof Bird Feeders
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We offer an excellent range of caged bird feeders. They have a wide diameter, so are designed to stop the long necks and beaks of starlings from reaching the food. None of our caged bird feeders are guaranteed to be 100 percent effective because hungry large birds and smaller individuals will take greater risks to reach the bird seed. However, they provide a high level of deterrence.
Our starling-proof bird feeders include:
- Seed Guardian Feeder
- Nut Guardian Feeder
- Fat Ball & Suet Cake Guardian Feeder
- Suet Pellet & Mealworm Guardian Feeder
Our starling-proof feeders can be used throughout the year and will be enjoyed by smaller and more timid birds like robins and wrens, giving them a quiet feeding area. You can also feed your garden birds earlier in the day because starlings tend to eat later on.
Should I feed starlings?
Starlings may have a bad reputation but just like other birds, they are looking for food, especially during the winter months when natural food is scarce. They have been known to clean out a bird feeder within minutes but this is because they have evolved to feed quickly in flocks, rather than the fact that they are greedy. Read our blog about pesky starlings.
Our starling population has fallen by over 80 per cent since the 1970s. Always offer this beautiful species food when they appear in our gardens, typically during late May and June. They will enjoy suet pellets, mealworms and suet fat balls. It is important to provide live food during nesting season because they will only feed invertebrate prey to their young.
Wild birds need water as much as food for drinking and bathing. We always recommend putting fresh clean water out every day of the year.
We can help, talk to us
To chat with us about the best ways to stop starlings in your garden stealing food for your other birds, we can help. We are available to offer advice about the best products for all garden wildlife. Give us a call on freephone: 0800 085 4865.