Cant feed deer in my area now, not that I ever considered it a good idea except in extremely bad weather. Chronic Wasting Disease got in the deer herd a few miles away. Its open season here so come shoot some deer
It hit close to a city so I imagine people feeding them spread the disease. I think 6 deer so far had it that they tested.
I had the normal amount of Robins here this summer, but not as many Thrush and Kingbirds. I dont get a lot of variety here, living in the middle of a million acres of crops. I still have bees pollinating my fruit trees and hope I always do. There numbers have fallen though. In the winter all I have for birds is blackbirds, crows, partridge, and a few bald eagles until the waterways freeze up.