"A Sand County Almanac"

"THERE ARE SOME WHO CAN LIVE WITHOUT WILD THINGS AND SOME WHO CANNOT."
"FOR US IN THE MINORITY THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE GEESE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN TELEVISION.".....Aldo Leopold




"LOOK DEEP INTO NATURE, AND THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER".....Albert Einstein


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Early Morning Buck...

Just after sun rise I saw four bucks chasing the same doe this morning, but they were not in a location where I could take photos.  Feeling a little discouraged I continued to my usual spot and found this solitary nine point sniffing about the field...


He did not seem pleased with my presence and headed for the woods...


After waiting awhile for him to reappear I moved to another spot where I could observe a different field.  In a short time the same buck showed up there...


He seemed interested in a doe, but she was having nothing to do with him...



He then decided to make a scrape at a licking branch and I was fortunate to observe, and photograph, this behavior...




Done licking, time to scrape...






When he got done with the scrape he seemed at a loss about what to do.  I was afraid he was going to wander away...


 so I used my grunt and bleat calls to see if I could grab his interest...




He moved into the shade and then back into the  sunlight.  He did not know how to react to my calling.  He was probably laughing at me the whole time...





It was a beautiful morning that I enjoyed very much.  I hope you enjoyed it too.


2 comments:

  1. He's magnificent! He really gave you quite a show!

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  2. Tammy, it was cool to get to watch him. I love this time of year.

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