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Old 01-30-2009, 09:06 PM   #21
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This was at night but they also come around during the day.
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:14 PM   #22
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Oh dear, those are mighty big sparrows!
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This was at night but they also come around during the day.
Thank god they don't try to fly and land on that feeder like birds do. It wouldn't stand a chance.
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Old 01-31-2009, 01:18 PM   #24
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Thanks alot sage, for putting a picture of those nasty vermin in a thread about birds! ;-)
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Old 01-31-2009, 01:24 PM   #25
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Thanks alot sage, for putting a picture of those nasty vermin in a thread about birds! ;-)
Hey, just cuz they haven't sprouted their wings yet..............
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I probably shouldn't be serious but maybe that bird feeder could be raised up about 5' off the ground to discourage the deer from congregating unnaturally. This really isn't healthy for the deer.
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Old 01-31-2009, 06:00 PM   #27
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I probably shouldn't be serious but maybe that bird feeder could be raised up about 5' off the ground to discourage the deer from congregating unnaturally. This really isn't healthy for the deer.
Good idea but then how will Roger fill it? He's not that tall! :eek: I'l love to just have the feeders on our balcony but we got in trouble for doing that. Against condo rules. We have a second floor balcony condo so he can't be carrying a ladder up and down the stairs.
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We're staring down a thousand dollar fine for feeding deer as a direct result of public heatlh concerns. They recommend using the telescoping poles used for Purple Martin houses. Me, I have a step ladder by the back door. Our main bird feeder is installed at 6' off the ground. I leave it out there this time of year to avoid dragging it in and out. You probably wouldn't be allowed to do that.
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Old 01-31-2009, 11:28 PM   #29
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That's interesting. What are the public health concerns beside Lyme disease? Here, the prejudice against deer is because of collisions with cars.

A downstairs neighbor put up the feeders but he can no longer navigate out, so we go get the seed and fill them. In the pix, Roger is standing on alot of snow covered rocks and concrete decorations which widely surround the feeder. Makes it difficult for me to even get close.

We're not purposely feeding the deer as turkeys and jays and other birds like the corn.
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What are the public health concerns beside Lyme disease?
I'm familiar with the basic public health concerns and moved my feeders up up up when the reality hit me to leave them them within reach wasn't in our best interests or theirs. I'll pm someone about this thread to provide you with the basics.
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