Oh Deer!

The beautiful weather continues, and this morning I was thrilled to see a pair of deer out on the soccer fields to enjoy it with me.


One was a bit smaller than the other, so perhaps it was a yearling with its mom, and it was a bit restless, as youngster sometimes get. You can see it below in mid-cavort.


Eventually, though, it settled down and joined Mom at the breakfast buffet.


At the pond, I finally managed to capture an image of the other kinglet staying with us these days, the ruby-crowned, as it sang while foraging but kept its rub crown well hidden.


And there are still plenty of yellow-rumped warblers around.


A red-eared slider has finally emerged from the pond bottom to bask in the sun as we saw the painted turtles doing already.


But the raccoon was sleeping away the morning instead.


On the river, there are plenty of geese and ducks, but I was happy to find a pied-billed grebe who hasn’t moved on yet.


Finally, back up on the bluff, this yellow-bellied sapsucker was searching for birch sap to sip, …


and really showed off its yellow belly for a moment.


The nice weather is forecast to continue to perhaps we’ll start to see more warblers soon. Keep you fingers crossed.

Published by Andrew Dressel

Theoretical and Applied Bicycle Mechanic, and now, apparently, Amateur Naturalist. In any case, my day job is teaching mechanics at UWM.

One thought on “Oh Deer!

  1. It must have been the yearling that ran past our front door yesterday morning when I went out to pick up the papers. I think they like our neighborhood!

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