I didn't get much out of my corn this year. It came along really slowly and by the time I got back from Ireland it was past its prime.
I noticed that the birds were clinging to the stalks and eating the kernels they could get at, but were not having much luck with it. I stripped the ears off the stalks, shucked them, and fastened the ears along my garden fence. The blackbirds in particular seemed to really like that arrangement.