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Ground Bird Feeder Guardian

Manufacturer: CJ Wildlife
  • Two mesh sizes available
  • Easy to assemble
Ground Bird Feeder Guardian
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The Ground Guard is the ideal way to protect ground bird tables from unwanted visitors such as squirrels, cats and larger birds. The guard is made from powder-coated mild steel and is easily assembled using plastic clips. The top of the guard opens allowing the feeder to be refilled and four pegs are supplied to keep the guard in place. The mesh is available in two sizes, the small mesh (3 x 7cm) limits the feeder to small garden birds whilst the large mesh (6 x 6.5cm) still allows larger birds, such as blackbirds to use the feeder. 

Ideal for use with the Ground Bird Table.


Width: 56cm
Height: 37cm
Depth: 56cm


Customer Reviews (9)

  • lets in larger birds
    By Susan 29 May 2018 Written for Large Mesh
    Unfortunately this large mesh feeder lets in magpies.
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    By Nik 28 Mar 2019 Written for Large Mesh
    I’m so delighted with this Ground Guard, bought it with a Table. Unfortunately, the lady next door has 5 cats, nothing personal against them but my poor ground feeding feathered friends cannot say the same. I bought the large mesh one so the Black Birds can safely join the smaller birds at the table. It took a good few days before the first brave Robin gingerly hopped through to investigate, now it’s become the place to dine for many of our garden friends, so much so that I’m going to get another for the rear garden.
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  • Does not keep our squirrels
    By Jean 28 Jun 2020 Written for Large Mesh
    This product lets in squirrels who eat all the seed I leave for the small birds which struggle to use hanging feeders. Very disappointing.
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  • Dissappointing
    By Martin 10 Jan 2021 Written for Large Mesh
    Received our order a day early, very fast efficient, however the squirrels were straight in there
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  • Perfect!!
    By Rachel 27 May 2021 Written for Large Mesh
    I bought this because posses of crows and pigeons are emptying my ground feeders within minutes, I was going through 12 kg of feed every 2 weeks. However we also have ducks and pheasants who come to feed and I hoped their longer necks would let them feed through the cage, while the crows would be too wide-shouldered to reach the bowls inside. It works a TREAT, I'm so happy. The ducks aren't put off and eat as usual, the smaller birds hop in and out, and while the crows can *just* reach some seed with their long beaks, it certainly stops them from gobbling down the whole bowl in minutes. They get frustrated and have hardly visited since. The pigeons are too wary of it to try anything yet but again, it will slow down their incessant gobbling. I'm buying another one to go down near my woodshed!
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    By I 30 May 2021 Written for Large Mesh
    The SMALL mesh feeder successfully kept out Blackbirds, Magpies, Wood/Feral Pigeons, Collared Doves and Jackdaws. Blue tits, House Sparrows, Pied Wagtail, Robin, Dunnock all happily used. Unfortunately, Starlings were able to fit through the mesh with ease.

    The clips that are included are flimsy so I had to use cable ties after it almost collapsed on one side under the weight of a Wood Pigeon. Maintenance is a bit of a hassle as it gets poo’d on a lot by the bigger birds who are trying to gain access... it is a pain to clean! We used some bamboo sticks and a ring to hold the food off the ground as rats/mice would be able to fit through the mesh.
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  • So far, so great
    By Jacky 1 Jun 2021 Written for Large Mesh
    Arrived in less that 24 hours of placing the order - brilliant delivery time!
    Really good quality and really easy to put together.
    So far, Rocky the robin has investigated, as have a few sparrows. No chance the pigeons will be able to get to the food. I've yet to see the blackbirds go near it so fingers crossed they like it as they were the main reason we bought this.
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  • Too small for blackbirds
    By Alex 21 Dec 2021 Written for Large Mesh
    Got the large mesh cage to try and deter pigeons. It does that well enough but unfortunately it also prevents Blackbirds from getting the food.
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  • Works well for us!
    By Peter 28 Jan 2023 Written for Large Mesh
    We’ve had the large mesh version for about a month and have observed it closely. It does keep out pigeons, magpies and larger squirrels which is what we wanted. But it allows blackbirds, starlings and smaller birds, which is also what we wanted! We find blackbirds love it and after a couple of days getting used to it, have no problem using it. Starlings tend to use it one at a time (for once) and don’t stay long. Small squirrels tend to use it only when I put nuts in the mix. We station it about 5 meters from the house on the grass in the open. Next we plan to move it nearer some cover and see if the smaller birds use it more. The feeder was easy to assemble and the ground anchors hold it securely. We put a piece of plywood on the top, weighted down with a quarter brick, to keep the worst of the rain off. We’re happy with the feeder and look forward to many years of birdwatching!
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Manufacturer: CJ Wildlife
  • Two mesh sizes available
  • Easy to assemble
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