Ground Guard

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Description

The Ground Bird Feeder Cage Guard is designed to prevent larger species of bird from getting to the food, plus also helps protect small birds from predators when they are feeding. 

The top of the bird feeder cage guard opens easily for refilling either a ground tray or seed hopper, or food can be placed straight on the ground. This ground bird feeder cage guard is available in two mesh sizes: the large mesh excludes all large birds such as Wood pigeons, Jackdaws and Magpies, with the small mesh version also keeping out Starlings. Both the mesh ground bird feeders are 56cm wide x 37cm tall. 

Specification

W 56cm x H 37cm

Delivery

Orders received by 3pm Monday to Friday will be dispatched via DHL on a no signature delivery service; simply advise us where to leave your bags. We don't deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays.

Some orders less than 1kg in weight will come by Royal Mail.

Orders for Live Mealworms are sent directly from our supplier via Royal Mail. They are dispatched the same day if orders are received by 12pm Mon-Thurs; no orders are dispatched on a Friday. Please allow four working days for orders to arrive.

If you have not received your order within seven working days please contact us on 01775 630208.

We now deliver to all of mainland UK with no extra delivery charge. Please note that some postcode areas that are classed as Scottish Islands and Highlands may take 2-3 working days to arrive. For deliveries outside of these areas a £10 charge will be applied. Postcode areas affected include HS, IV41 – IV49, IV51, IV55 and IV56, KA27 and KA28, KW15 to KW17, PA20, PA41 to PA49, PA60 to PA78, PH42 to PH44, ZE, Isle of Man

We are unable to deliver to the Republic of Ireland or the Channel Islands.

Product Reviews
  • Mr brian Morris

    80%

    Initially it seemed to work to keep out starlings but they persevered and found their way through the side of Guard.

    14/05/2024
  • Steve Andrews

    100%

    Great quality. Works well. Worth the money just to watch the fat wood pigeons getting more frantic as they dash round it faster and faster! Blackbirds and everything smaller get in just fine.

    11/05/2024
  • Anonymous

    100%

    Very easy to assemble. Pleasantly surprised at how sturdy it is.

    12/03/2024
  • Anonymous

    100%

    Have screwed this to a fence with a Bird Buddy inside to keep away the corvids. Works brilliantly!

    12/12/2023
  • Annie Sheldrake

    80%

    It does what is says I am however buying a clear perspex top to try and keep rain off food underneath to stop spoiling

    06/11/2023
  • Vivienne Rowett

    100%

    It's very sturdy, which is why it isn't a cheap thing, and it doesn't really need to be pegged down as it's quite heavy. It deters pigeons, but unfortunately starlings can get in. It was intended to protect food for the robins in the garden. Usually, the starlings do leave some food for them, but it was a slight disappointment that they could get through the mesh. But it is the best thing I've tried or seen so far for deterring them, and Vine House always deliver very promptly.

    20/10/2023
  • Fay Sutton

    100%

    Super, been meaning to get one for ages, so when the jackdaws and magpie started to be vandal's I decided it was time. Very pleased with it.

    14/06/2023
  • Elizabeth Sommerville

    100%

    I'm very happy with this ground guard as it has dissuaded the local feral pigeons from invading my garden. It's used by blackbirds, starlings, robins and sparrows. I highly recommend it.

    17/05/2023
  • Penny James

    80%

    Once assembled it was quite sturdy. But the trap door with hinge was pretty useless to be honest. I found it very difficult to attach and then it detached easily when moved and seemed to fall off whenever I tried to open it. As I haven't got it pegged down I can just lift the whole cage to add feed. But it would be inco, and if you did have it pegged down.

    06/04/2023
  • Dominic Batten

    80%

    This appears to be robust and despite its size is not visually intrusive given its green colour. Blackbirds can hop through easily enough, as alas are squirrels, hopefully they will get so fat on the amount of expensive feed they eat that eventually they won't be able to squeeze through. Rapid delivery as usuaul from Vine House Farm.

    06/02/2023
  • Mr david Adkin

    80%

    Well built and easy to assemble. It keeps out wood pigeons and pheasants although they reach through to get at seed near the edge of the guard. It does not deter squirrels which slip in and out without difficulty. most small birds seem to accept it without any problem, although chaffinches seem reluctant to enter.

    09/12/2022
  • Guest

    100%

    This is great if you want to keep some food back for the smaller ground-feeding birds. It is very sturdy and quite heavy so other creatures can't knock it aside. I did find the other day that "someone" had managed to open the lid and knock it off its clips - unfortunately that was the night I didn't have the outdoor camera in the garden. I suspect it was a cat but I have now wired down the handle so it can't be opened. You can easily refill the feed tray without opening the lid by lifting the whole thing. I am very pleased with it and would recommend it.

    26/10/2022
  • Anonymous

    80%

    Arrived promptly. Well-made, easy to assemble. Does the job - although a hedgehog seems to be able to get into it! PT

    05/10/2022
  • Andy Brown

    100%

    Keeps the pigeons away from the smaller birds’ food. Has made the smaller garden birds more visible, as previously food was scattered under the hedge, but this in turn attracted rats. Sturdy and reliable

    25/12/2021
  • Anonymous

    80%

    I bought this to keep five pesky jays off the food so the little birds get some. Unfortunately, one jay seems to have been to WeightWatchers and can get in and scoff the lot. I've ordered the smaller Ground Guard so hopefully even Slimmer of the Year won't be able to get in.

    23/12/2021
  • Anonymous

    100%

    very substantial & well-made, and as far as we have seen so far, very effective

    21/12/2021
  • Keith Scarce

    100%

    Good service and it does what it says.

    04/12/2021
  • Jennifer Hughes

    80%

    Sturdy little guard for a ground feeder. The birds like it! The fastenings are not very robust, but we have added a twist of rubber covered wire at each corner, which is holding the pieces together more firmly. Otherwise we are pleased with it, & it looks better than our tatty old wire guard.

    31/10/2021
  • Dee Evans

    100%

    Sturdy, and robust, very well made. Keeps out the pigeons and other large birds while allowing the small birds to eat. Also keeps them safe from neighbours cats.

    07/09/2021
  • Keith Bush

    100%

    Bought the guard with the larger openings. Works very well, blackbirds are able to get in and out comfortably and love the live mealworms we bought at the same time. The cage excludes the pesky pigeons and most of the magpies although the young magpies are able to get in. Fortunately we do not suffer from squirrels so cannot comment on how effective the cage would be against them.

    21/06/2021
  • Anonymous

    80%

    Cage itself is very good and super easy to assemble. My only issue is that it does not stop magpies getting in and I did not realise this before purchasing. Description of the product clearly states is prevents pigeons (which it does) and I incorrectly assumed it would also prevent magpies.

    21/06/2021
  • Mrs danielle Mills

    100%

    Very happy with these. It allows the smaller birds to feed unhindered while the pigeons, jackdaws and crows are kept out. Great.

    17/06/2021
 
Providing food on the ground is an important part of garden bird feeding, as some species of bird cannot use hanging feeders - or at least not easily. However, a ready supply of food such as sunflower hearts or suet pellets fed from a ground tray or direct on the ground, will often attract larger species of bird such as Jackdaw, Wood pigeon and Rook. This can mean that food intended for ground feeding species of songbird such as the Robin, can quickly be taken - plus the presence of the larger species will often deter small birds from feeding.
The solution to this problem is a bird feeder with a cage guard, with the basic principle being that small birds like Robins can access food placed within the cage, whereas larger species such as Jackdaws can’t.
An important consideration if using the small mesh bird feeder cage ground guard, is that it will prevent species of thrush and Blackbirds from getting any food. Given that Song thrushes and Blackbirds are essentially ground feeding species, this could mean they miss out on the benefits of your efforts to provide food for your garden birds. Therefore it’s best practice to also have at least some food available on a bird table to ground feeder, which isn’t covered.
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