Does anyone know how to get rid of starlings and blackbirds? I have 2 feeders hanging from the trees in front of my house. I used to get lovely little house finches, gold finches, juncos, larks and chickadees (we even had a ring necked pheasant a couple of mornings)...but now the ugly, aggressive, and noisy blackbirds and starlings have chased them all away and they sit and cackle and caw all day long.
They don't seem to be afraid of me or my dogs. When I go outside they move to the roof of another house and caw at me, as soon as I am away from the trees in front of my house they move right back in.
Should I take down the feeders until they get the idea and move on? I wish it was legal to shoot them, I hate them.