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feeding birds in my balcony

I see sparrows cherping everyday morning on my balcony, i wake up to that and feel lovely, i thought i can feed them some bread or bird feeds and put small pieces of bread and corns in a tray in my balcony, they were very happy and used to feed themselves. i enjoyed watching them.

My neighbour ... old man .... stands in his balcony and pufs off cigarates every now and then... one day he is peeping to my balcony and says .. dont feed the birds....FALCON will come...in ..i dont know which language he spoke... i know it was not German... i said .. i am not putting any meat peaces for falcon to come... only sparrows... come...He insisted not to feed.. from his expresions i could make out... To be polite i said ok....

Later one day caretaker called me (apparetly happens to be his brother) and said... dont feed the birds.. it is not allowed...in this building...I saw my rent contract .. it does not mention anything about this...

Is there a rule like that ... by the stadt? not to feed birds?
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Re: feeding birds in my balcony

If you feed the birds, your neighbours below will have the bird droppings on their balconies.
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Re: feeding birds in my balcony

True. I lived under a person who put out bird/squirrel feed. I was constantly cleaning up bird droppings and bird seed and seed shells. it was disgusting and a mess.

And if you attract these birds then there could be a falcon come about to pick one off.

If you feed them, they will come.
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Re: feeding birds in my balcony

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If you feed the birds, your neighbours below will have the bird droppings on their balconies.

my neighbours below did not have problem.... this is my adjacent neighbour.. the balcony is placed such that.....my adjacent neighbour cannot see me and there is wall till my ceiling.. .. he had to bend forward from his balcony and twist around my wall to see my balcony.... mine is the first floor and there no balcony below mine...
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Re: feeding birds in my balcony

But you must have neighbours on the ground floor and the bits of seed shells and droppings must be falling there. If you are going to feed on a balcony, try to put a bird house on your balcony so any mess falls on YOUR property and not on others. It is NOT recommended to feed birds in Summer- as they become 'addicted' to begging for food instead of foraging for themselves. Especially when they have young, as it is better for them to forage for insects and worms, etc, to feed (protein) rather than rely on seeds. Bread is OK in small amount, but contains too much salt, etc. A shallow bird bath is of great use all year round. We just use several shallow plastic trays normally used to put plant pots on- with a large flat stone in the middle.

We feed our birds on our garden's patio in our mountain garden (winter time only) - and we regularly have falcons that come and 'pluck' small birds off our bird feeders. In fact we had one only yesterday- plunged and got a sparrow from one of the lilac trees- and proceeded to tear and eat it on our fence- with us a few meters away. I don't object, as it is just nature at play. But falcons will quickly spot areas where small birds are frequent and come and help themselves.
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Re: feeding birds in my balcony

I understand when you are living a farm land ..... Nature is wild there than in city ..

Thankyou for your insite......will buy a bird house...
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