I don't understand using tobacco stalks as nesting material, they seem too big. I have cut them in half, but in my opinion they need to be cut down the middle to make them thinner as well. So far I have not seen any of the pigeons using them. The sort of stick they seem to like is about in abundance this time of year. I go out and hunt for the little twigs that hold the leaves to the treee. At this time of year the leaf falls away and you are left with a thin stick. I bring these in in huge bunches and they happily take them away to build their nests. Some even sort of weave these little flexible sticks into quite intricate nests. In comparison the tobacco stalks seem too long, too hard and too thick. Am I missing something? Should they be soaked in water or something?