Thursday, 2 February 2017

Busy feeders – time for a rethink

I've had to switch bird feeders! You can see why! They can stick their tongues right into the opening, and it gathers a female/yearling crowd. This one works better, and has only sunflower seed, not so much fun as the cracked corn, finch food and peanuts of the good stuff.



Then there is the deer shed hunt. Tigger, we've determined, has lost his antlers, as has his twin brother. There is another buck, however, who is hanging around. I'm going to call him Jake. He's much more shy than Tigger, and took off down the hill when I went outside.



We spotted him yesterday afternoon (Wednesday), and he'd lost one antler. It was 4 p.m., and I donned my outdoors clothes and tromped around. No joy. He has come back this morning, with only
one antler. I have hopes. It's another forest trek. They lose the 2nd antler within 24 hours, they experts tell me. You can see, by their breath, that it is a cold one. This doesn't deter me. It's warm down in the wetland, with no wind and on this, a sunny day. I spent two hours in the bush on Tuesday, and worked up a sweat, unzipping my coat. That's where I lost a glove, too.

I'll let you know! I am not hopeful, but it is good exercise!

15 comments:

WendyFromNY said...

Oh good luck! Can't wait to see it/them!

Anvilcloud said...

I hope you find it.

Nancy J said...

lovely photos Jenn. Cold at -16C, but at Sunpeaks where our daughter and family are, -22C right now, Guess they will need more than 2 extra layers today, they said an arctic blast was coming!!! Keep warm and find that glove.

troutbirder said...

Wonderful deer moments. Our county has discovered chronic wasting disease in the deer herd so we're all worried about that. Our DNR has begun a culling program to reduce its chances of spreading. I dunno if it going to work....:(

Lowcarb team member said...

Oh Jenn, these are lovely ...
Thank you for sharing

All the best Jan

William Kendall said...

It was just a matter of time before dropping the antlers was going to happen. With luck you'll find it.

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

Those are fabulous pictures. Yes, definitely a cold day judging from the breath! -Jenn

Silver Willow said...

poor babies!

Cat Lover said...

Wonderful photos! Good luck in your search for the antlers!

Jans Funny Farm said...

So the deer walk right through your yard? That must be neat. We've seen deer but not in the yard.

Debbie said...

they are so beautiful!!!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, WOW! You have lots of deer there. Awesome post and photos.

Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful deer and wonderful photos ~ such an array well displayed ~ thanks,

Wishing you a Happy and Peaceful weekend ~ ^_^

Jeevan said...

Interesting series of photos and sweet to see deer feeding on bird feeder.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Sweet of you to put out food for the deer ;>)..... they are so pretty and I do hope they and you survive the hard winter. But I wouldn't want them eating all of my bird seed either.