Friday, November 21, 2014

Yesterday's Visitors

Against the brown grasses and the rusty leaves these animals are unseen unless they move a leg, flick an ear or flash a white tail.  They stopped by in my backyard for brunch on oak nuts and tender tendrils.  They look so thin, I am worried if they will make it through the winter.  All of these photos were taken through the bedroom window which needs cleaning




I also wonder if one of the youngest is that little fawn we found back in July and posted about on my other blog?

11 comments:

joeh said...

They do look thin for pre-winter. Maybe they'll fatten up on the nut harvest.

Mage said...

Yes, way too thin. Is there any government agency that knows anything?

Hilary said...

Oh my.. they are thin. I wonder why, after all summer? A good quality deer feed might help them get through the winter.

messymimi said...

Poor things! And i would be tempted to buy feed for them, and then i'd probably have scads of them coming all winter and they would eat me out of house and home.

Red said...

They do look very thin wit the ribs showing through.

Linda Reeder said...

I wonder why they are so thin. Have they overpopulated their habitat or has their habitat been shrinking by human intrusion?

Jenny Woolf said...

Do you feed them in the winter, or do they have to take their chance? They do look thin.

barbara judge said...

Oh, they are thin. I suppose not a good sign going into winter season. But perhaps they will move on to a better feeding ground if possible. -- barbara

Betsy Adams said...

Could be the same deer--since they do grow so fast.. AND--I've heard that they come back to the same areas often...

NEAT photos.. I love seeing deer. They are such beautiful creatures... I just don't like them eating our flowers... ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Barbara Shallue said...

Gosh, they do look thin! But it looks really green there. I hope they can munch enough to hold them over!

Kat said...

Oh my goodness! They are terribly thin. Poor things. They'd better move on to a new area so they can fatten up before the cold comes.

The deer around here are all fatties. They are always eating the apples of the tree down the street. And of course all of my flowers.