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Thread #117366   Message #2540858
Posted By: Janie
15-Jan-09 - 07:11 PM
Thread Name: BS: Birdwatching 2009
Subject: RE: BS: Birdwatching 2009
Thanks for the reminder, maeve. Canada geese fly over nearly every day on their way to a small local lake.

Here is question about cat deterence that surely some of you have some solutions to offer. I did not realize how many cats there are running around this neighborhood until I got the birdfeeders set-up. There are nearly always at least 2 cats in the yard now, and I have counted a total of 5 different cats that are now drawn here by the bird activity.

The feeders have all been moved or elevated out of leaping cat range now, and I have stopped scattering seed for ground feeders, although they still go after the seed that falls on the ground under the birdfeeders. That is the best I can do for now.

I"m worried my birdbaths will prove lethal for the birds when I start filling them come spring, and I have no clue what I can do to keep the cats away.

There were not so many cats in my old neighborhood, and everyone on the block had feeders out, so it spread out the predators a bit. Here, I have the only birdfeeders in sight, and am surrounded by irresponsible pet owners. I have never had to deal with this problem before.