Of course they didn't touch it. I left it up for 6 weeks in all and tho' the birds perched on it they never attempted to eat anything off it. The Scrub Jay might have done but I haven't seen him around for a while. So, since the squirrels were trying every which way to climb the feeding posts, I decided to put the seed cake down on the ground on the other side of the patio, trying to distract them from the bird feeders. This is the result:
Two hours later!!
These photos are by courtesy of my husband who lets me sleep late in the mornings (I go to bed late too,) and he knew I would want them for my blog. He is very long suffering with what he calls my menagerie. Not only that, but he brings me a cup of tea every morning to help me wake up. I am truly spoiled.