Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Visiting Venison

The Bag Lady looked out the other day and saw she had some visitors in her yard!


She grabbed the camera and took some pictures through the glass (they were so close to her step that she didn't want to spook them by opening the door!)


They snacked on some birdseed that had fallen by the deck, then continued on their way. Fortunately, the Princess was sound asleep and not on guard duty at the time, or the Bag Lady wouldn't have been able to get even these poor quality pictures. There are actually three deer in the pictures, but one of them apparently wasn't interested in birdseed. If you enlarge the second picture, you can see him near the spruce tree in the right rear of the photo.

16 comments:

Hilary said...

I really like that second one, Baggie. You can see how alert they are to sounds. I'd so love to see a deer approach like that. Not gonna happen here in the city.

The Book Nut said...

I live in the edge of our small town and have some woods behind me and across the street. We get deer in our yard quite often. At the back of our house we have a sliding door that opens on a concrete pad about 3'x8' There is a deck that attaches to the other side of the pad creating this narrow strip of concrete with the door on one side and the deck on the other. Our kitchen window gives a view from one end looking out between the door and the deck into the back yard. We have bird feeders hanging there and one day I walked up to the sink and looked out to find a deer up in that narrow slot eating the birdseed that had fallen. It's side was basically pressed against the glass of the sliding door! I couldn't believe it was so brave! We all got to see it up close by being very quiet and slow, the kids loved it! :) They are such graceful animals, I love watching them!

Great pictures!

Gail said...

I imagine finding something to eat in that snow is very difficult.

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, Hilary - I am always tickled when I see them that close to the house. Definitely one of the advantages of country living!

Book Nut - it is wonderful, isn't it, when we get to see them up close and personal?

Gail - they supplement their diet with bird seed, and by crawling under the gate into our feed stack and eating from the hay bales!

Leah J. Utas said...

Bag Lady, good work with the pics. Deer are so skittish. It's a good thing Princess was on her break when it happened. It is a treat to see them.

the Bag Lady said...

Leah - it was a nice surprise, indeed. It's fortunate that Princess takes an occasional break!

messymimi said...

My kids loved the pics, and so did i.

Reb said...

They are lovely Sis. The city here has expanded so far south now, that we don't know where the deer have gone that used to be just on the outskirts. :( Takes a much longer a drive to go find them.

Dawn said...

That must be so exciting to see the deer so close to the house. 'fraid our deer here in NZ are much more skittish.

solarity said...

The deer here don't get a chance at the spilled birdseed. The raccoons get there first. The closest the deer have come to this house is about where that tree straight out from your steps is. Lately I've been getting home too close to dusk to see them on their evening rounds.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

the Bag Lady said...

Messymimi - glad you and the kids liked the pictures!

Reb - You are quite a distance from the outskirts now, aren't you?

Dawn - it is exciting! I love watching them..... but the Princess loves chasing them, so they don't often stick around!

Sagan said...

I like that they just hang out around your place.

Funny how "deer" and "venison" bring very different images to mind...

Redbush said...

Oh, how cute! You're so lucky to have them frequent your yard. We haven't seen anything in the way of deer lately, not even tracks. I don't imagine they're liking this snowy weather, but must enjoy your bird seed.

the Bag Lady said...

Sagan - I like having them around, even if the Princess thinks they have no business being in her yard!

Redbush - they certainly do love the birdseed (and the occasional snack attack on the hay and greenfeed, too!)

CherylK said...

Love watching deer - they are beautiful creatures. I like that second photo, too. That third deer obviously found something to nibble on over there under that spruce tree.

the Bag Lady said...

Cheryl - I love watching them, too. :)