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.


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