I just finished my first hide in the garden, set up some natural looking feeders and got everything right!
Its been in the garden now for a week, the weather is coming in for winter soon so im expecting a few more birds around looking for free food!
About 100ft away i have a tall tree that has a whole family of Pigeons, including some youngs!
I do alot of vermin control also for some local farmers and bagged alot of pigeons in my time due to pest reasons (I dont just go shooting for fun, sometimes pests do need to be made smaller)
It maybe because im getting softer in my old age, but i cant for the life of me take out this family pigeons in my garden that eating ALL of my feed and breaking up my feeding station!
I have had my crosshairs on the daddy of the bunch fully loaded but i could not do it knowing he had a family too feed!
I have set up there own feeding station to keep them happy away from my hide station but they wont touch it, they would rather smash up my hide station!
What can i do?
I have stopped putting feed in my hide station for them to take but there that dumb they stand around waiting for me to top it up even though they have a feast less that 30ft away!