Date: 2/17/18 4:30 am From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Re Backyard Birds
At our house, birds are not deterred by deer in any way. However, we had something similar happen, and it turned out it was the seed. Not sure if it was a bad batch of seed, but we threw out all the seed and started with fresh, and the birds came right back to the same feeder.
Interestingly, the birds will not touch safflower in any of our feeders or on the ground. And last year, not one bird ate any thistle. Another birder last year had the same issue with thistle. So, we stopped putting out thistle.
Happy Birding! > > James and Janet from Penfield, NY <Jbovitzsandefur...>
-- *Janet Lynn Bovitz-Sandefur* Rochester, New York USA