We've been feeding wild birds ever since we saw a pair of finches bathing in a plant pot that got filled up with rain, probably in March or April. Now we're feeding a couple of dozen finches, 8 or 10 mourning doves, and several hummingbirds.
The biggest concern we have is that one of the doves consistently tries to monopolize the feeder, shooing away all the other birds for 20-30 minutes at a stretch. Other times, all the birds feed at the same time, and seem to get along quite well. We suspect that when this is happening, the aggressive dove is elsewhere.
Suggestions on how we can get the aggressive dove to back off?
Thanks, Rayni and Robert