Thursday 12 January 2023

Labbit, deer

Non-mental note: change the frogpond trailcam setting to 30 sec./ clip, not 10.  I finally remembered to change it back to January, after having it set at February for a week or so! Jan. 11th, I changed the batteries and set it to the 10th, not the 11th. sigh. 

I also have to remember to wipe off the lens. We had some wet, rainy days, and it looks frosted.How much fun is this? Little Labbit is a frequent visitor. She came a little further out from under the lilac tree.

Labbit Jan 9 from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

🐻Yes, I am happy it is just a rabbit under our deck. But bears get pretty dopey in cold winter temperatures. A couple of my blog friends mentioned US news: 

Connecticut family discovers black bear hibernating under deck

Said Bear has its own Tik Tok (video of the bear) and Instagram  accounts! That is funny. I just hope the attention doesn't habituate the bear to humans. On warmer days we know that bears and porcupines, for example, will wake up a bit and emerge from hibernation to forage, then go back down. 

As is the way at this time of year, watching the birds make us happy. (We've another snow storm on the way!)

mourning dove from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

I chucked out some unwanted bread in the forest. I hated it to go to waste.

Squirrels red & flying from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

A doe ambles by the trailcam.

doe from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

They are not tame, by any means. They know us. They always run if I meet them in the forest. Nearer the house, they tolerate us. This is Clover's fawn. She ran off around the frogpond. By the time I made it to the trailcam and back to the house, he was back at the house. I think.

deer from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

I think this is Clover getting a wash from her fawn! This I shot out the kitchen window. I ended up taking down the shrub in order to see them better.

deer wash ups from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.


William Kendall said...

That rabbit is cute.

I heard about that bear. The family made a sensible decision. Be aware it's there, leave it alone, and take caution around the property.

Tom said... a former life were you a spy?

Patio Postcards said...

I am rooting for Labbit to make it through the winter. In our little village there's a problem with some neighbours feeding the coyotes, which has brought the MONR into town to deal with them - the people not the coyotes. Dealing with the people ensures that the ministry isn't then dealing with the coyotes. Your deer friends are SO gorgeous.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Okay, I'm sitting here going awwwwwwwwwwwww... YAM xx

Anvilcloud said...

OK to the rabbit. Yikes to the bear.

Barbara Rogers said...

Oh seeing Clover just letting her fawn give her a wash was so sweet!

RedPat said...

The deer are so cute.

Elephant's Child said...

Beautiful. And yes, the birds who visit us are not tame. They know us, but they are not tame. Which is fine.

Cloudia said...

Sweet rabbit 🐰
For the coming rabbit year!

Red said...

It seems that your trail cam becomes more active or are you learning how to set it so that it shows more.

Little Wandering Wren said...

Happy New Year Jenn - lovely to see the videos of what's going on around your neck of the woods!
Wren x

eileeninmd said...


I like your labbit, very cute! The deer are always a treat to see.
We rarely see deer here now, hunting season goes through till the end of January. Take care, enjoy your day and happy weekend!

Jeanie said...

I love that they are all named. And I especially am loving Labbit. She looks healthy; that's a good thing.

Divers and Sundry said...

That's a lot closer than I'd want a bear to be. I'd definitely be making plans to discourage that bear next year. It's exciting, though, so I'd set up cameras :) A mixed bag, I imagine...

Kay said...

It's so fun to see your deer life.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Smart decision on the bear and I really enjoyed seeing the deer. Playing catch up.