Saturday, February 27, 2010

Camera Critters # 99 - Wildlife Feeding


My daughter says these are the best feed Whit Tailed Deer she has ever seen at the end of Winter. If you feed the wildlife they will come to your camera. Proof can be seen below in my city backyard. This was one group of seven that came in to feed from the corn I put out. They also like the bird seed I use.  The deer are herded up into family groups and travel together.
A half hour later this group of 5 came in. There are two mothers and their three fawns. You can see it was headed for darkness and yes they do come in through the night.
I put out corn and bird seed this morning and 5 minutes after going into the house these two youngster came into the yard to feed. You can see the corn I spread onto the benches and on the ground. They are really doing well through the record snow this February.

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39 comments:

Coy said...

Wildlife is no different than a man, the way to their heart is through their stomach :)

It's great to see that you have so much wildlife to enjoy right in your backyard.

We love Luna said...

Dear Tom
They are so lovely and friendly!I'm so impressed, I would love to meet just one of those friends someday.My mommy always says she would love to take a good picture of deers like you always does.You are so talented and your heart is full of love because when you love animals and nature, and you took good care of them, you will always receive much love for sure!
Congratulations and thanks for sharing!
purrs
Luna

We love Luna said...

Please, forgive mommy's English is awful!
Can we speak CATlanguage next time?
Luna

Samson said...

Nice shots Tom, like coy said its nice that you have so much wildlife to see and enjoy in your backyard

Thanks for sharing

Jo Castillo said...

Your world is full of wildlife ..... and snow. Happy that you have the snow and not us! Great photos.

Willard said...

Wonderful photos, Tom. That sight is very familiar to me as I see it every day, except in a backcountry setting. Seeing them is one of the most enjoyable experiences in life.

Snap said...

Tom,

Thank you for being such a good neighbor to your local wildlife! Amazing!

blog with no name said...

Tom, there is an old story about a blue deer, and wherever he walks, there grows the peyote cactus. His feetprints create the medicine.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful shots of your backyard deer. They do like your corn and birdseed. I would think all this snow makes it hard for them to find food.

wenn said...

love the deer!

Grace Olsson said...

this morning, I saw animals like these walking around my house and my husband said me taht in the winter, dearest, they suffer so much..they dont have foods..They are so much slim...
great shots
graceolsson.com/blog

KaHolly said...

I am filled with wonder as I view yoiur photos today and remembering all the times I've had the pleasure to gaze upon these beauties in the wild, myself. Thank you for sharing and filling my heart on this cold, windy day! ~karen

Gaelyn said...

I love seeing wildlife in your city backyard. I only occasionally see the mule deer here, but they sure do leave behind lots of prints.
If you build it they will come!

Rose said...

You must really go through the corn! I always think we could support another child with what we feed animals. Yet, I would still be wanting to feed the birds and squirrels.

Carletta said...

They are certainly having a hard time in the woods this year. Putting out corn can get expensive; especially when a herd of twenty sometimes shows up as it is in my case. :)

Dina said...

Fishing Guy, you are a dear to put out food like that. Those deer are lucky to have you.
The fawns are so sweet!

And your header is fantastic.

Dina said...

This cracks me up! Look at
http://www.evethenovel.com/prod/johndeer/index.html
with your speakers on.

LADYHIGHTOWER said...

Wonderful pics! Blessings!

Brooke said...

Lovely! They do look well fed, indeed. :)

Lavender Cottage said...

I'm sure I'd be complaining if deer came into our yard and ate my plants. But, I just love looking at photos of them, such sweet animals. Thanks for sharing, and feeding them.

Müge said...

In my country there is proverb saying "A person who doesn't love animals can't love humans". You have a great heart, you feed these deers and fawns. They are very sweet and I am sure they know you are their friend and will behave friendly with you.

Michael said...

Looks like the deer can't keep a secret. They find a nice deer restaurant and can't help telling all their friends.

Tipper said...

Just wow! But you already know I'm amazed with your deer : ) Neat that I've got one of them in my house LOL.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Coy is right, feed anything / anyone and they will come back for more.:) Now I wonder if there is someone out there willing to feed me? LOL!!

Carolyn Ford said...

I would love to have deer come visit in my backyard! How beautiful this is. I love the close ups of the "youngsters."

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

They certainly love it at your place, they're showing up in droves!

Anna said...

Thanks for sharing nice photos of the deer - they look so adorable, especially on the last photo. Anna :)

Kitty said...

They seem very sweet animals - especially the two young ones in the last shot.

Warren Baker said...

well done to you FG for helping out the Deer. Nature needs more people like you!

Thanks for all the kind comments you leave on my blog, they are really appreciated.

Jack and Joann said...

Fishing Guy, you are a very compassionate animal lover. I liked the comments posted here too. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm a blue deer. Must be something like a white buffalo in native American tradition.

ShySongbird said...

Hi, I keep seeing your name on blogs so thought it was time I came over to take a look and I'm glad I did. I just can't imagine having deer in the garden and you live in a city? that is amazing! Such lovely creatures and it is great that you are helping them out in the bad weather, lovely photos too :)

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Ah my arch nemesis from work. The deer around here look better than ever after winter. They should be in fine shape to ruin the garden this year :lol:

Denise said...

Fantastic! To have so many deer visit at one time, I would be over the moon and these are great photos.

Captain Shagrat said...

Lucky you Fishy to see a such a large group of deer and what an idylic setting. Love the woody wood peckers btw

Your EG Tour Guide said...

They must be watching you put the food out. :) Your home must be close to a woods, I'm thinking.

Twisted Fencepost said...

You live in the city and you see deer almost daily.
I live in the country and never see them. I know they're there because I see their fresh trails. A couple of weeks ago one walked right between my house and camper. I saw the tracks. Within 5' of my house. Maybe I don't get up early enough to see them.
Love the pictures, FG!!

SandyCarlson said...

These are fabulous. Thanks for caring for these critters.

happily retired gal said...

Wonderful critter photos. They're lucky that you care for them like this.
Hugs and blessings,

Louise said...

I think if I were to put out food, I might get... nothing. Just birds. If I want something else, I'd have to put out my cats to lure the coyotes. Your deer are beautiful!