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Old 07-22-2009, 10:55 AM   #1
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These aren't good enough for the photo of the month but just had to share with y'all. Was watching two large gobblers near the pond this morning where we throw corn down for the critters. Then out of nowhere a beautiful doe appeared. They had no problem sharing breakfast. Was a bit misty with rain so pictures not perfect.

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Old 07-22-2009, 11:26 AM   #2
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You think the deer would have chased them off.
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Old 07-22-2009, 11:31 AM   #3
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Nah, these guys come around almost every day, even with radio playing in garage, when it comes to food they not be bothered by anyone. When they finish the corn they come up near the house and chow down on dropped sunflower seeds from the bird feeders.
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Old 07-22-2009, 11:35 AM   #4
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The deer by me (And I live in the city) knock all the seed out of my feeders. What a waste.
I quit feeding for a while but then it's not fair for the birds. The deer go elsewhere and I refill the feeders until their next raid....and repeat the cycle.........
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Old 07-22-2009, 11:48 AM   #5
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My mom just puts one cup of bird seed in her tray feeder each day. Its plenty for the birds, but not so much that the deer and raccoons get any leftovers.
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What beautiful guests to share your breakfast time with!
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Joe pye Good idea...........
Now all I have to do is remember to do it along with a trillion other things I already do in the morning.........
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:55 PM   #8
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Not have to worry about racoons, or squirrels in feeders. They suspended on line about 15' off the ground and we add a few shakes of red pepper to the seed. Still many of the goldfinch drop sunflower seeds as they gobble the stuff, but is ok because what the turkeys don't eat the squirrel, chipmunks and racoon do on the ground. It all works out. Down where deer are they have their own deer feeder i built for corn, but we also throw a small bucket each day on the ground for rest of critters.
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