Do birds eat watermelon rinds? We will find out! Yesterday afternoon, I placed a couple rinds out on the back fence. This morning, I heard a lot of commotion out back and discovered birds fighting over the rinds! It was quite amusing watching them. One bird would be sitting in the middle of the rind, eating away. A second bird would sneak up behind the 1st bird and try to hop in while the first bird's head was down. A third bird tried joining the party and was told to go away!