Saturday, January 25, 2014

INVISIBLE DEER

Normally I see deer in my neighbourhood down the block, closer to the river, but sometimes I see them wandering around the streets too and despite their destructive visits in the summer I still love to see them. 

Out our dining room window we have clear evidence of the deer joining the squirrels, rabbits and birds at our feeder during the night. 

That twig sticking up at ground zero is our lone rose bush that was here when we moved in - perhaps it is not ideal to have hung the feeder immediately above it, poor thing, but it is pink in my Moon Garden so it is eventually going to have to go, one way or another.

The critter in the photo?  Look closely and you will see a bird about to alight on the feeder. Can you spot it?

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12 comments:

  1. I spotted the bird, cool capture. Neat seeing where the deer have been, they made themselves at home at your feeder.
    Thank you for joining in on Saturday's Critters. Have a happy weekend!

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  2. It would seem you are used to cold weather gardening from your cottage but zone 3 must have limited plants to use. I'm in 5a, just south of Barrie but can usually grow many Z6 plants successfully.
    Thankfully I've never had to contend with deer eating my plants. I do see the bird but can't tell what it is.

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    1. The change to zone 3 was not too bad considering my cottage was already zone 4, so lots of familiar options like Echinacea, Rudbeckia, Blazing Star, Sundrops, and so on. I miss a few things from zone 6 Toronto like my Japanese Maples but overall the change has been good. Plus of course I try to push to zone 4 here as well!

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Beautiful winterwonderland. Thanks for sharing and Sunday greetings, Wieczora (◔‿◔) | Mein Fotoblog

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, glad you enjoyed it.

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  4. I haven't seen any evidence of deer this winter, but the wild turkeys have been around quite a bit this month.

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    1. Wild turkeys! We have those at the Ontario cottage but I have never seen one near Winnipeg. Perhaps too many dogs for them to be safe. Thanks for stopping in.

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  5. I'm sure all the animals were grateful for a bit of food at this time of year. Love the snowy scene.

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    1. They certainly eat it all up very quickly! Thanks for visiting Betty.

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  6. It has been easy to see tracks this winter..... Michelle

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    1. Plenty of snow does make it easy to see where they have been, doesn't it?

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