[Tweeters] bird feeder kill band tailed pigeon

Diane W diane_weinstein at msn.com
Tue Sep 29 16:54:27 PDT 2015

Several years ago, I had the same problem with a Wild Birds Unlimited pole
assembly. A female Wood Duck got her leg caught in the V portion of the
hanger next to the pole. The duck must have landed on the hanger and her
foot slipped into the V and she could not get it out.

I replaced the curved hanger with a straight one that Wild Birds Unlimited
also sells.

Diane Weinstein

-----Original Message-----
From: Martha Jordan
Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 3:51 PM
To: tweeters at u.washington.edu
Subject: [Tweeters] bird feeder kill band tailed pigeon

A sad day to look out my window at the hanging array of bird feeders to see
a band-tailed pigeon hanging dead from the feeder. I use a pole with
attachments to hang the feeders and suet cake holder from Wild Birds
Unlimited. It has served me well for more than 15 years with no problems.
Sometime early this morning the usual group of pigeons must have come
in, a youngster got its' leg caught in the V between the pole and where the
hanger curves upward to hold the suet cake. It was indeed a sad sight. I
have never had this happen in all the years of feeding birds. I now have
this one area covered over with duct tape to prevent any other birds from a
similar fate. Has anyone else experienced a bird feeder event like this or
another so we know where the pitfalls lie to prevent accidents?

Martha Jordan
Everett, WA

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