"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


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Last 24 Hours Rutting Action...

Yesterday morning I began my search for wildlife soon after sunrise.  The first critter that I found was this fawn feeding on frost covered vegetation...



Not too much later this four point buck, with antlers resembling those of a Sika Deer crossed the field I was watching...


Next, I noticed a spike buck lazily chewing his cud while watching a fawn feeding nearby...


Soon there were a number of does feeding within sight...


Bucks are randomly cruising hoping to find a receptive doe before a larger buck discovers her and claims her as his own...


And there are many larger bucks on the prowl...



This buck seemed indecisive about approaching the does or going into the woods...



He might have been concerned about this ten point buck being nearby...


He seems to be thinking "choices, choices"...


He finally selected one to impress with his size and charm...



Even bedding down to keep an eye on her...


While this pair was occupied other bucks were still searching...


The day as not JUST about deer as this young squirrel proves...


The first deer to come out this morning (Thursday) was this very nice buck...



And later this small buck ran across the field to where some does were feeding...


He was in buck heaven for a while, surrounded by so many does...


These two, probably mother and her fawn, were enthusiastically grooming each other...


Just before leaving for the day I was able snap this photo of a Cedar Waxwing...


Thanks for sharing this time with me.  I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.









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