Saturday, January 2, 2010

Camera Critters # 91 - Whitetail Deer



We got quite a bit of snow and the Whitetail Deer are having a harder time in finding food. This one came right up to my feeder near the deck to feed. I was above it in an upstairs window. Until I made major movement it stayed right there.

Can you see her tongue sticking out the side of her mouth?

She even cleaned up what had spilled.

She went right back on top. She learned quite quickly how to tilt the feeder to get some more seeds. 

Is that the dog next door barking?

You can see a lot of other great sighting of critters above.

39 comments:

Snap said...

Oh, wowowowow! This is what I miss by living in the city in the *tropics*!!! Gorgeous. Smart, isn't she?!!!

Claudia said...

These pictures are wonderful!

Paz said...

Wow! Awesome photos. I hope they finally got enough to eat. ;-)

Happy New Year!

Paz

Warren Baker said...

What great animal to have come visit you FG. Lovely pictures.

Quilt Works said...

The shot of where the deer is running and you caught with her hind legs up is amazing! I'd frame it. beautiful photo and great timing!


...As still as a duck decoy!

Gaelyn said...

Nice shots Tom. Our deer also empty bird feeders I just haven't caught any in the act yet this winter.

Denise said...

How very cool to have deer come up to your feeders. Beautiful shots.

Misty Dawn said...

Wow! They sure are giving you the opportunity to get some great shots of them! Outstaning.

Craig Glenn said...

Nice captures Tom

Craig

chubskulit said...

Aha, so curious of what it is hehehe.

My Camera Critter post. Have a good day!

Darla said...

This is amazing!! So beautiful in the snow.

eileeninmd said...

Cool shots of your backyard deer. She is a smart one too.

Crafty Gardener said...

Great photos of the deer at the feeder.

Lavender Cottage said...

I enjoyed seeing the deer in your yard. Do you ever put salt licks out for them as some of the people here do?

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Tom, I always feel sorry for critters when it snows and is so cold. It was about 10 degrees this morning here when we got up--and spitting snow...Our birds were flocking to the feeders to get something to eat.

Great pictures of your deer. She's quite brave--but probably very hungry..

Have a great day.
Betsy

Alexander said...

Very interesting moments captured. She is a beautiful deer.

Happy New Year!

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

It is tough times for wildlife when there is snow covering their drinking water or ice. So I am guessing she was happy to find some seeds.

Teresa said...

THose deer think they are birds! They are such beautiful creatures. Great pics of them!

storyteller said...

How BOLD and determined this deer seems to be. Wonderful photos of something I never see where I live! Thanks for sharing.
Hugs and blessings,
Small Reflections

Merisi said...

What lovely scenes!
I hope the deer finds enough to eat to survive the winter. We had deer in the woods behind our house in the States. They appreciated when I put my apple peels and the like out for them.

Happy New Years! :-)

Joops said...

He must b starving!

My first time joining this meme,hope you can take a peek on my first CC entry. Have a great weekend!

Michael said...

Lovely beast.

ellen said...

What a great entry you have! Wishing you all the best this year. God Bless you and your family.

Mine is up! Hope to see you. Your comment is much appreciated.

wenn said...

lovely deer!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful snaps. Very cute deer.
Critters @ Bikaner, Camel country

Adrienne in Ohio said...

She is beautiful!

TSannie said...

We have turkeys that are always grubbing under the feeders. Know these creatures have been doing the seasonal thing for many many seasons, but it doesn't make it any easier to see them "suffer", though that may be my emotion I put on them.

NicoleB Egypt said...

That's amazing.
I can't believe how close they get to your house :D!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Poor things!! I do feel sorry for them in winter. Lovelt shots Tom.

rinelle said...

awesome! wishing you all the best in 2010! mine is up. see yah.

rinzo said...

happy camera critters! visit my 2nd entry! Happy new year!

LadyFi said...

Wow - what a great photo op! Love the photos of this delightful deer.

SandyCarlson said...

I can't wait until my daughter gets home so I can show her these. They are positively wonderful. That fellow needs a decent sandwich!

Tipper said...

I just can't get over the wildlife in your yard : )

Michele J said...

Hello Tom, my friend, it has been some time. I haven't been able to access my emails properly because of some viruses but with some help of a friend, I am able to retrieve some of them.
I am sorry I have not been around and I do hope you and your family is well and that the holiday season has treated you fairly well.
As soon as I can, I will send you an email.

I noticed the deer munching on the bird feeders here as well and the seed bird bells and watched the birds sit by waiting for their turn... when I go to work each morning, I'm greeted by groups of 6 to 12 deer outside of the door... I call them my escort group! =) Every year this happens, it's quite funny.

I want to wish you a Happy New Year to you and your loved ones. Please know I'm thinking about you ALL the time, ok?

Hugs and kisses♥

Mary said...

Lovely deer shots! I saw 4 in the neighbor's yard today...but they saw me and ran away :-(

Craver Vii said...

It's cool how you took us so close to such a timid animal!

George said...

These are great pictures of the deer. I'm glad she cooperated and let you get her picture.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Oh, wow! Great shots, FG!
And as usual, the critter is sticking her tongue out at you. Funny!!