one of the first things i purchased after buying my house was a birdfeeder. we now have two feeders and a birdbath. plus in the summer we put out two hummingbird feeders. unfortunately the neighborhood cats (not feral) have discovered this fact and turned my backyard into a slaughterhouse and buffet.
the victims tend to be pigeons, most likely because they're minding their business on the ground picking at the seeds the squirrels toss to the ground. plus as we all know they're not the smartest or the quickest birds out there. that said i don't wish them any harm.
any NON-VIOLENT suggestions on how to keep these neighborhood cats away from the birds?
yes, i am aware that not feeding the birds is an option but i would prefer that to be an option of last resort.