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!
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