Grackles can be a nuisance at your bird feeders. These noisy black birds can chase away the birds you want and hog all the seed. Try a feeder that discourages them as visitors. Two features to look for are:
- A tube feeder surrounded by a cage. Small birds can fit through the cage, but the grackles are too big to reach through.
- Suet feeders that only allow access from the bottom. Grackles don’t like to cling upside down to feed.