Friday, October 16, 2020

Something Died?

The life in my woods is ever-changing.  Animals mate, new animals are born and old or young animals die.  The deer have been less visible on our peninsula since the new homeowners at the end of the road turned their 10 acres of woodland into a target practice area!  I am not worried about accidentally being shot as they are far away and shoot away from the road.  But I can hear the gunshots some days.  

It seems that a doe was injured (perhaps not by gunshot since they primarily target practice) in the ravine and died.  It is far enough away that we cannot smell her passing, but the local family of buzzards (vultures) has taken up residence in the back yard as they clean their bills, preen their feathers, and stare off into space will digesting their repast.

Up close and personal they really are dramatic birds!  Kind of creepy how you can see daylight through their nostrils when looking at them sideways.

One volunteered to be a roof decoration for Halloween!!