April 15, 2013

Oh Deer!

This week I'm giving you a reprieve from the pelican photos!

Yesterday we went hiking at Lemoine's Point and we figured our normal trail would be muddy, so we took another, more groomed trail..the one close to the Kingston Airport.

Anyway, it was overcast and we were not seeing much of anything, other than a couple of the usual birds, when it started sprinkling. We started to head back and we heard a woodpecker pecking like crazy and so we stopped to listen to it, to figure out what tree it was in, when I saw something move in the bushes. It was this cute little deer..he/she was quite small...probably last year's model.

Anyway, Kevin was shaking his baggie with the sunflower seeds in it and the deer actually started coming closer! Wow, that never happens! Keturah had picked Zeek up, so the deer didn't seem afraid of us at all. Another guy that stopped as well, was tossing crackers at it, but it didn't eat them. Kevin threw some seeds for it and it would look for them in the leaves!

He actually came right on the trail looking for seeds that we had left earlier for the birds! It was so cool. I was afraid to move in case I scared him off.

Of course, while I was shooting the deer, there was the noisy woodpecker, right at eye level beside me on a branch trying to get my attention. I did manage to get some good shots of it, so guess what I'll post next week! :-)

As we were leaving we saw the 6 deer in the last photo crossing the trail. We were quite far away and by the time we got up to where they had crossed the trail, they had already disappeared into the bushes.

Woodpecker shots next week!

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