Thursday, March 19, 2015

Nap Time for a White Tail Deer

White Tail Deer Lying in the Woods   

It is a cloudy and chilly day here in southern Oklahoma this morning. However, it is apparently a good time for a deer nap! As I was looking out one of the windows at the back of the house this morning, I saw a light colored place in the woods that I didn’t remember seeing before. I kept looking at it to see if I could tell what it was. It never moved, so I had almost decided it was part of a tree that had possibly fallen. 

I couldn’t stop looking at it, could it possibly be a deer lying down in the trees? I went and got hubby’s binoculars and focused in on it. I was right! It was a deer lying down in the leaves just at the edge of the tree line. I never seemed to move, I think it was falling asleep!

You know me, I ran into the kitchen and got my camera off the dining room table and ran back to the window. I snapped a couple of pictures of the deer and she still never moved. I hope you can see her in the picture as she was quite a ways away and the tree limbs keep her fairly well hidden. 

I couldn’t help but share this with my friends this morning. It’s the little things in nature that make me smile. I hope you enjoy my picture and have a wonderful day! 

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Saturday, March 7, 2015

A Herd of White Tail Deer – A Sign of Spring?

Photo source:  sgbrown 

The snow is melting away and the days are getting longer and warmer. These white tail deer were out in larger numbers than usual on this day. Perhaps they feel that spring is in the air. 

Living on 40 acres in the country, white tail deer are not strangers here on our place, but to see so many at one time was truly a treat. We normally see 2 or 3 a day, but when I counted these, there were 12 of them, all at one time! 

Photo source:  sgbrown


I couldn’t get a picture of all of them as once they paraded through the trees and began to graze in the meadow which is basically our front yard, they began to father in groups. There were three groups of them, it appeared that one group were mainly the bucks one group the doe and the smallest group looked the yearlings.

This time of year it is difficult to tell the bucks from the doe as the bucks have already lost their antlers. Without seeing them close up and personal, if you know what I mean, I can usually tell which are bucks by the way they carry themselves.  They usually have the most dominant characteristics and seem to be much more “watchful” than the doe. 

Hubby and I enjoyed watching them for quite some time before they wandered on down the fence line and into the woods across the driveway.  I hope they somehow know that spring is just around the corner and that this is a sign of warmer days ahead!