Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Deer And Two Young Bucks-9-29-2012-Video

Wildlife-Sept. 23rd-29th-2012

 The rat is still hanging around. There's a live trap waiting out there for him but he's too smart to go near it.

 I'm surprised to see cardinals this young yet at this late time in the season.
 I was hoping to watch this grow bigger but the chipmunks have gotten to them now and they are no longer there.

First bucks I've seen in years. They are young ones though. So hopefully they won't get killed this hunting season. I'm hoping to get better pictures. These were clips taken off my video.

Monday, September 24, 2012

September 18th-22nd-2012-Wildlife

 Northern Flicker
 Mama deer and the three fawns.
 The daddy fox waiting for some nuts one morning.
 Yep! The rat is still here. But the lady who lives next door spotted it and told everyone in the building and the office. Of course the story has been blown out of proportion and now there are three rats and they are the size of cats!!! Ha! I expect to get a letter soon. Meanwhile the maintenance man has put a live trap down inside the grate where it was coming from. But the smart rat has not gone near there since.

 The back yard on a beautiful sunny morning. This is the view from my window. Can you see the squirrel sitting on the rock wall in the foreground?

 First time I've seen a cat around here in ages. But of course it will never catch that rat!..Ha!
 One of the pretty red squirrels who are still hanging around.
 I love these beautiful birds. I very seldom get the opportunity to get pictures. So was happy that this one sat still long enough for me.
 Mama deer was out by herself.

 Don't handle these things. They leave an awful rash.
I had never seen one of these before so watched them for quite a while. They aren't poisonous but can have a bad allergic reaction to some who handle them. I wouldn't let any kids play with them.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

September 12th-17th-2012

 This is the other Doe. The one fawn is hers but it always hung with the other doe and fawns. This is the first I'd seen her all summer.

 The other doe with her fawn.

 This is the other doe's fawn. It's coming out by itself a lot now. I'm wondering if it's a male.

And a sad story. This mourning dove got attacked by a hawk but the hawk got spooked and left it with lots of it's tail feathers missing and an injured leg and bald spot on it's head. I got it inside and gave it a warm, comfortable spot for the night but it died by morning. It was bleeding more than I thought. From the neck area. It was bright eyed at 8 pm. I gave it some water and then put it in a dark, warm spot for the night. This happened just before dark. It's good in a way that it died. It would have taken months to get back in shape and then it might never have flown again. I did my best.