It is often seen in orchards, vineyards and gardens, as well as along roadsides and in parks. Feeding: The Common Blackbird eats insects, earthworms, snails, spiders and a range of seeds and fruit. It mainly forages on the ground, probing and scratching at leaf litter, lawns and soil.
Thereof, how do you keep blackbirds off your feeder?
To get rid of them, supply food they won't eat. To feed finches, fill hanging tube feeders with only nyjer seed (thistle). For cardinals, chickadees and nuthatches, provide safflower seed in hopper or tray feeders. If you do this, grackles, crows and blackbirds generally will look elsewhere for the foods they like.
What do female blackbirds eat?
The common blackbird is omnivorous, eating a wide range of insects, earthworms, seeds and berries. It feeds mainly on the ground, running and hopping with a start-stop-start progress.
How do you keep blackbirds away?
The blackbird causing problems in your backyard might be a cowbird.
- Remove the food source. Blackbirds like corn, sunflower, rice and millet.
- Block blackbirds from bird feeders.
- Make it hard to perch.
- Scare them away.
- Chase them away.
- Keep them out.
- Make some noise.