Starlings Stealing Mealworms From Bluebird Feeder

Mealworm feeder

Q: Starlings are eating the mealworms from our bluebird feeder. Is there any way to discourage them? 

A: I had the same problem. I found a solution online: a mealworm feeder with a cage around it that starlings cannot penetrate. I taped a long-necked funnel to the cage so I could slide a handful of mealworms into the center without having to take it apart. Works like a charm and the bluebirds are happy!


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