My new habit is to get up before sunrise, just to see if the color can possibly be any better than it was yesterday. Today was cloudy, but there were visitors in the backyard that drew my attention. In fact, not just my backyard, but my neighbors’ backyards as well: the local deer herd of 3 does and their 3 offspring were dining on bird seed and other delectables.
Bambi was thoroughly washing the grass with her tongue to pick up every stray seed that had fallen from the feeder. I think this is one of the twin fawns produced this summer; her sibling was busy with a different food source.
I threw a few rotten apples over by the fence, and the deer managed to find them in less than a day.
Definitely a mouthful! She reminded me of a heron with a fish to big to swallow the way she jostled the apple around in her mouth before getting it crunched up.
All that eating required some water to wash the food down. I have never seen the deer show any interest in this bird bath in the summer.
Amazing! Deer drinks from bird bath!
The things you see when you get up early!