Date: 2/17/18 5:28 am From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Re Backyard Birds
Deer eat at and near our birdfeeders frequently. Birds appear undeterred, relishing black oil seed, "no mess" blend, and niger seed. However they refuse to eat a millet mix (red and white) purchased from a low price big box store. Some brands contain too much preservative (not listed on bags) which the birds can smell. Paying more might help.
Marty Sanden Dunkirk
------ Original Message ------ Received: 07:30 AM EST, 02/17/2018 From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> To: <geneseebirds-l...>: Geneseebirds <geneseebirds-googlegroup...> Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Re Backyard Birds
> Hi Kathy, > > 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 > > Founder of: *just-do-something.org* <http://www.just-do-something.org/> > > *Always, ALWAYS take a moment to JUST DO SOMETHING!* > You never know if YOUR action is the ONLY action that will help save or > better an animal's life. > > - Speak Up: Be Their Voice. > - Never, EVER turn your back. > - Become educated. There is no excuse for ignorance. > - Spread awareness and knowledge. Sharing MATTERS. > - Sign and share Animal Petitions - they really, really DO make a > difference. > - Jump in and be a *Guest Blogger* > <http://www.just-do-something.org/be-our-guest-blogger/> on our site! > Share what you're doing! > - Did you have an Advocacy Moment? *Let us know* > <http://www.just-do-something.org/your-just-do-something-moments/> and > we'll share it! > > > JUST DO SOMETHING, Every Day! >