Saturday, December 19, 2009

Camera Critters # 89 - Whitetail Deer



The Whitetail Deer population is growing in my city of Kent, Ohio. The feed is enough that a doe can have up to three fawns. The family unit tends to stay together. There have been two days this month when the family visited my back yard. Here you can see the feeder being used by more then the birds. This was early in December. Click on the photos to get a better view.


This youngster was really getting up to get a mouthful of bird seed.


This was a photo from this week and you can see the deer are feeding on the grass and the feeder droppings.


They are looking really healthy for the winter to come.

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35 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Cool backyard critters. Do you have a salt lick too? Maybe you can put out some corn too.

Cottage Sisters said...

How fun to have them in your backyard. I had to go looking for some to photograph. Great photos.

Snap said...

Aren't they lovely?!!! Not everyone has a backyard with deer friends! I'm sure the love the buffet! :D :D

squirrel said...

They know no boundries. I love the photo of the duck at the top of your blog. Happy Holidays.

NicoleB said...

These are neat shots. What nosy little critters :D

Jessica said...

Beautiful. I'll not show my hubby. He'll say they look good... to eat. LOL They are really nice deer. I would love to have them that close but at the same time I love my garden more. I don't want to be in the Deer vs. Plants predicament.

Willard said...

Tom,

Excellent photos of one of my favorite animals. I am glad you are enjoying your local whitetails.

Jenn Jilks said...

Love the deer. We do not see them around home, here in My Muskoka !
Thanks for sharing them.

darsden said...

Very Nice and I am getting a little jealous of your sanctuary!! :-)) Merry Christmas and Have a very Blessed New Year!

Teena in Toronto said...

They sure are smart :)

I played too :)

Tipper said...

Just unbelievable!

George said...

I'm sure that doe appreciates that you make food available for her and her young ones. Do they come and feast on your flowers and vegatables during the rest of the year?

chubskulit said...

I love the second shot with actions!

Please come and meet our New Baby Champ. Merry Christmas!

Misty Dawn said...

WOW!!! Right in your backyard in Kent?!?! Tell them to stay away from the road!!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The deer are beautiful,but I don't know about them cleaning out the bird feeders.
Blessings,Ruth

Pietro said...

Tom, I think it's nice to have them in the backyard. I like deers. You've photographed them so well!

Tricia said...

I'd love a scene like that in my back yard! Look at that one hiked up getting a mouthful! That's funny! Great shots, Fishing Guy!

We love Luna said...

Hello friend!
And about Santa? Have they forgotten to bring him? :)
Wonderful shots, your place is so beautiful and much more with that adorable family! :)
God bless you
Léia and little Luna

Jane said...

Aww so beautiful and wonderful to have them. Has your Kent seen any snow yet Tom?

imac said...

Tom, you are so lucky to live way out in the wilds.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Looks like one of them actually got into the feeder, Tom... Smart deer!!!! Our deer population is increasing here also.. They are protected---so they just keep growing. AND--with houses being built on their land, they are getting less and less land to roam around in...

Did you get snow there??? We got a tiny bit during the night--but it is gone today.
Betsy

Gaelyn said...

It is so nice to see these deer in your own backyard. I saw a two pronged buck this morning.

eden said...

Hi Tom!

Those are really good captures of deer. The young ones are really cute and my favourite among the photos is the second one.

Good day!

rinzonelle said...

Nice Catch. Love your critter. Hope you can find time to visit mine.

storyteller said...

How fun to see these deer in your yard! I love the quizzical bird in your header too. Thanks for visiting my 'holiday critters' at Small Reflections earlier ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

allhorsestuff said...

Those sneaky(not) deer!
I also thought the duck on the bat box(?) was too funny and good!
KK

ellen said...

Nice entry for camera critters. Mine is up. Hope to see you there. God Bless!

SJ said...

wow they can support themselves with only 2 feet

A smile from SJ =)

Jama said...

Aren't you lucky to be having the wild deer in your back yard!

wenn said...

so cute..

Darla said...

My goodness! This is so cool.

Paul said...

You must have some good nails holding that bird feeder to the shed!

The Birdlady said...

Goodness! They are a hungry bunch! Have a wonderful Christmas.

Coy said...

You are getting quite a herd there my friend! Lovely shot, I bet you get quite a bit of enjoyment watching them.

Twisted Fencepost said...

That's what I call "BUSTED"!