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My darling husband has taken on the morning feeding of the critters. With the bird feeder, this includes scattering seed on the ground for those birds that prefer feeding that way, and for any deer that happen by. We’ve seen the odd deer, but they haven’t really hung around.
Well, this morning, one did!!!
He’s a young one, and I’m sure he is one of the little ones that visited us in the winter. There’s something about that swoopy snout that I recognize.
Just look at those little antlers! 😀
Getting the photos was a bit of a challenge for two reasons. One, we keep the telephoto lens on the camera (for those new to this blog, we keep a Nikon D80 on a tripod in our living room window permanently, to photograph the wildlife out our living room window). The deer was almost too close to the house for the lens!
He looks like he’s laughing at us, in this next one!
The other challenge is reflections on the window from inside. At the time I was taking these photos, I had to contend with reflections of my avocado on the glass. 😀
If it seems like he’s looking at something specific in some of these photos, that’s because he is …
Sometimes, it was us in the window.
Most of the time, it was…
… Doom Guy!
I wasn’t able to get a photo of it, but at one point, they were nose to nose! So adorable!!
He was quite attentive to all the noises around him, but not at all skittish. Which is good, because it’s warming up today, and after all the snow yesterday, it’s falling off the trees with clumps. We are hearing “phwomph” noises all over.
Also; avocado tree reflections. 😀
Then we got another curious kitten!
In this photo, the deer had moved to the far side of the bird feeder, and The Outsider was on this side, watching him, while Doom Guy was on the other side of the feeder base, though he had left by the time this photo was taken.
I’m so happy to see deer back again!
I also managed to get some really fantastic pictures of The Outsider after the deer left. Those will get their own post, next. 😀