Sunday, 4 January 2015

What a difference Jan. 3rd => Jan. 4th... 10cm snow!

What a difference a day makes!
Jan. 3rd in the morning.
Our does: Sister, Momma; and Baby.
The morning of Jan. 3rd we had little snow left. A big storm came in that afternoon and overnight. We have about 10cm/ 4" of snow, with a layer of ice, a sharp crust, on top. Bambi's legs have to crack the ice.

I woke early, at 6:00 a.m., and found three bucks at the bird feeder in the front yard, emptying the 'bird' feeder!

Deer bird feeder from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
I need to label the bird feeder. "Sir" seems to think the bird feeder is for him and his buddies! As we watched out the kitchen window, Daisy cat decided to see what all the fuss was about. She hopped up onto the window.


Hilary said...

It is indeed a transformation. We got about 15 cm, Id' say. But I'm glad the warmer temperatures they originally predicted (10C) are not being reached (just 0C, now). It would have been even more difficult once they plummet again, this week. And brrrr.. it's going to be cold.

Nancy J said...

I truly cannot imagine having deer at the back door, and of course Daisy had to see what was going on. Ice on snow, guess they crunched as they trod through. Lovely video, I so enjoy your words to accompany all the animals antics. Hugs, Jean.

EG CameraGirl said...

We have very little snow here and what we have is turning to mush. I'm afraid it's going to turn into ice, though!

Christine said...

They get hungry too don't they? All is calm today waiting for this week's deep freeze!

Red said...

Sneaky devils! The bucks will come in when there's more cover.

William Kendall said...

We got much the same weather, followed by that freezing rain. Everything's ice covered now, and the temps are going to drop.

The deer are no doubt aware of you, but always watchful.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Sir is a beautiful deer , but I don't think he can read ;>), so not sure that labeling your feeder would do any good.

Stay warm up there!

Powell River Books said...

It must be a full time job to keep your birds, deer and other critters fed. - Margy