Saturday, February 17, 2018

I feel safer already

"Sheriff" Russ sees our neighbor dog is on the loose and he doesn't like it!



He will be 11 next month but doesn't look ready for retirement :)

A buck and some "lawn ornaments"

I don't see bucks during the day as often so it's been a good week.  I followed this guy passing through...



 

 
 
This "statuesque" pair of does were by our mailbox and I just happened to have my camera with me as a drove up.  Trying to pass as lawn ornaments...
 

It's been a busy week of seeing deer during the day

These are photos from Thursday...

 
A little closer
 

Deer, birds and Russ

Who can resist a title like that?

I feel sorry for the ground-feeding birds.  The deer have been lapping up the seed. 

Here are photos from Monday...


 
 
Here is action ON the feeder...
 
White-breasted Nuthatches
 

 
For this one, look on the tree as well

 
Downy Woodpecker
 

 
Russell patrolling...
 
 
And when the sheriff is out, the deer take notice...
 

Friday, February 16, 2018

Feeding time at the zoo!

That's a funny expression but it felt true last Sunday.  It was a nice sunny day and I was putting out my feeder and literally birds starting coming closer in the trees.  Particularly my not shy White-breasted Nuthatches.  I thought one might light on the feeder as I was putting it up.  The pictures below don't do the closeness justice but a few were less than 10 feet away on trees going up and down.

Nuthatches







 
And now from my usual spot at the fence...
 
Downy Woodpecker
 
 
White-breasted Nuthatch (what else?)



 
Nice shot of a back


 
Black-capped Chickadee

 
Back to a Nuthatch


 
Downy again




 
What I like to call a combo shot



 
And Nuthatches finish the afternoon session






 
 
Okay now it's suppertime and here come the deer for a close-up...
 
 

 
A couple of nice shots to show the white tails


 
And now time for the overnight shift...
 
 
Running for some reason

 
Missing part of his rack