Since archery deer hunting season is coming to a close, Mr. Johnson decided to bring his trail camera home and put it up in the backyard. The corn trays have been emptied nightly and we wanted to see just exactly when and how many nocturnal visitors were showing up in the backyard. NOTES: the date & time stamps on the photos aren't correct -- these photos were taken from Sunday nite (12/16) into Monday morning (12/17). Also, these photos were taken about 5 yards from our basement walk-out patio door....
With our current point restrictions, this isn't a legal buck, but he might be a good one to watch our for next season...
oh, hello! more visitors arriving....
I think there's only room for 1 buck here!
In all photos of this guy, he seems to be favoring his left hind leg
Looks like there's something wrong with his "knee"
It's obviously swollen and it doesn't appear that he's able to put any weight on it either
Checking out the suet!
I don't think this doe is gonna let this sorry little buck stick around for long.....
Looks like this doe still has her fawns with her
You can see the little antler "buttons" on the deer to the left
Eyes in the background......
Now the deer are gone, so it's time for bunnies to clean up the leftovers.
(I didn't realize we had this many bunnies -- time for some visits by the Great Horned Owl!)
The corn in the tray is gone, so the deer try their luck with the hanging corncobs
This is pretty challenging because the corncobs move quite easily
it's kind of like "bobbing for apples"
there! finally got it!
nom, nom, nom
here's another buck!
this makes a total of 3 different bucks visiting in just one evening
This hanging corn feeder was designed for squirrels. They're really the only critter that's able to reach up to grab the corncob with their little paws and successfully munch on the corn.
but the lack of "hands" doesn't stop this bunny from trying!
the camera even captured this bluejay attempting to get some corn
There's Holly! Out for a little walk around the yard with her dad.