Get Rid of Ground-Feeders
How can I discourage ground-feeding birds like mourning doves from using my platform feeder? My feeder is mounted 7 feet high on a post.
—Walter Mullaney, Arden, North Carolina
George: Try mounting a roof about 3 inches above the platform. This should exclude larger birds like mourning doves from feeding, but still allow enough room for smaller birds to use the feeder.