Friday, April 11, 2008

You Go Doe!

Doe the deer jumping the fence into Betty's yard. I decided to name her "Doe". She has been somewhat of a regular in the yard since just after Christmas. Now spring is here and everything is growing again, so she will be missed. For city dwellers like us it was always a welcome sight to have a bit of Canadian Geographic in the back yard.

The deer were not a daily occurance, but they were regular visitors, usually 2 or 3 times a week, since the real cold arrived. Due to the closeness of the Thames river and Stoneybrook Creek, the neighbourhood is flush with geese, ducks, deer and the occasional wild turkey. I bought the place because I thought the treed yard would be a good place to photograph cardinals, and it is. There is just way more wildlife than I ever could have imagined.

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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Sailing Away

Here she is ... all four hooves airborne! I'm curious if this is the same doe as from the previous post. She visited the yard to munch on some bushes and get a drink of water out of the birdbath. The deer can't see me through the window, so I get a fantastic opportunity to photograph them!

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