Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Yes Deer!

My hungry deer -- who usually don't arrive until well after dark for their daily corn -- showed up in the backyard late this afternoon, so I had the chance to take a few pictures while it was still a little bit light out.

Most of the deer we see are yearlings (fawns born this past spring). Sometimes their mom is with them and we think there are at least 2 family groups that visit the backyard.

Tonight we saw a total of 6 deer here at the same time. The little guys are much less cautious than their moms, but one thing's for sure.....they're all really hungry! I fill the birds' ground feeder trays with corn every evening and they're always cleaned out by morning! In fact, I've gotta make another run to Fleet Farm after work tomorrow for more corn.

They sure are a lot fluffier now with their heavy winter coats. I think they'll be safe here for the winter, as long as they stay on our side of the highway.


~Molly~ said...

How Beautiful!! I wish we had a deer yard(and snow!).

Anonymous said...

Such pretty pics of your deer. You have nice shelter for them and food so that's why they stay.


troutbirder said...

How nice to be able to see them. Yes we get the same visitors once in a while who like the apple tree and seeds below the feeders. I always know when they arrive about 2 a.m. because Baron sees them and starts barking. Grrrr.

Dave said...

Sweet! Lucky you to have these visitors.

Meggie said...

Merry Christmas to you and Mr. J, Ruthie! May it be filled with peace, love, and joy.