Most conspicuous are the Whitetail Deer. Deer visit the yard year-round, but their time spent around the feeders increases considerably when the ground is covered by snow and ice.
They associate my presence with the
appearance of a corn treat.
Most of these deer
first visited the yard as fawns, led by their mothers who were searching for
maneuver was good for a few seeds, but it also tended to keep the birds away
and resulted in a net decrease in seeds obtained.
He would hold this attitude for 20 seconds at
a time and then search the ground before once again looking upward.
Judging by the rate at which
seed was disappearing, he must have been filling his belly.
Shortly after this shot was taken, I built a
collar around the base of the feeder that effectively blocks his attempts at
obtaining more feed. I’m wondering how
long it will take him to find a way around that.
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