A Long, Cold Winter


Trying to get a clear photo of the deer reaching up to browse on the Eastern Cedar (aka Juniper), I am afraid I failed.  The doe would stand up but I just couldn't get the shot from inside the house.  Knowing that I would disrupt them altogether if I went out on the deck, I gave up, deciding that them eating was more important than my photo.

They were hungry or must have been since they were browsing on piles of dead, dry vegetation protruding from the deep snow and pawing at the feeders for dropped seed.  I had left out a few cakes of suet thinking that something would nibble at them.

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A Long, Cold Winter



Comments

MadSnapper said…
the photos look wonderful to me... good choice to let them eat
kathyinozarks said…
Good morning, I do miss feeding all the wildlife when we lived in the woods house. probably not good for them to be so dependent on me but in winter especially I threw out cracked corn-everyone could eat it that way stay warm
we saw a large juvenile eagle this morning-sitting way way up in those trees
Ginny Hartzler said…
These are good pictures of the deer. And you have pretty much saved their lives!!
Ann said…
I think the photos are simply wonderful. What a treat to have all those visitors to your back yard
eileeninmd said…
Hello JP,
It is wonderful the deer feel safe to come in your deer, they are shy and run away here.
They are so sweet, I enjoy seeing them. My sister used to drop cracked corn in her yard for the deer to eat. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a great day! I wish you a happy new week ahead! PS, thank you for the comment.
Debbie said…
i enjoyed these pictures, seeing deer really excites me!! most people forget they have trouble finding food in the winter, it's nice that you feed them and do not disturb them when they are eating!!
Rain said…
I love seeing deer, you are blessed to see them so close to home!
Recently I've seen a few deer groups coming through my yard. Yesterday they were on the cliff edge, which is snow covered and pretty bare, yet they seemed to be finding something to eat on the ground. The groups all trek to my bird feeder (I can tell by their prints in the snow) to scrounge some food. A short time ago, I had 10 deer all in the yard at the same time! (Luckily they all made it across the busy road safely.)

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