Saturday, January 2, 2016

Backyard Bambi

My contribution to Eileeninmd's Saturday's Critters #107. I was walking Theda the other day and I passed this fenced-in yard with Bambi in it. Being in the middle of a long block of houses with fenced-in yards, it was quite a surprise. "How did you get here?"

I went back for a better picture. They seemed quite at home!


We've finally got some cooler weather (down to the 30s). It's been so warm all the flowers are confused.


UPDATE: I'm also contributing to Anni's I'd Rather Be Birdin'. I'm not sure what kind of bush this is, but it's very popular with the sparrows and cardinals.

It had small dark berries running along the branches, but they've mostly been eaten. Here's a pic of what remains:

Mouse over pics for captions, and click them for larger versions.
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30 comments:

Gunilla Bäck said...

They're beautiful animals. Happy new year to you!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the deer are so pretty. I think they are good at jumping fences. Great mocker photo. we are having colder weather now too.
Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Amazing!!! They don't seem afraid of you...but still, keeping alert.

Christine said...

Oh well done! They are quite at home looking in that garden!

Bob Bushell said...

The Deer are so amazing, they are lovely.

TexWisGirl said...

little leapers!

NatureFootstep said...

it sounds strange with all fenced in deers.

Wish you a happy new year :)

Rambling Woods said...

They are good jumpers I guess

Nancy Chan said...

I think the Bambi look pretty and I think they were as surprised as you were.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Maybe Bambi thinks he's a pet.

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures of Bambi.
Best regards, Irma

Ela said...

Beautiful animals !!
Fantastic pictures !!
Have a nice Sunday !

Rajesh said...

Beautiful.
Wish you Happy and Prosperous New Year.

Cloudia said...

What a sweet post. Happy New Year to YOU, Dear!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

no deer in my yard...

...But! I got pooped on my a stinkin' mockingbird yesterday!

I guess it was mocking me.

Anni said...

Thanks for sharing your link this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin'....the seed pods look just like our crepe myrtle, and our sparrows love 'em too.

Phil Slade said...

Those deer at good at jumping fences on the way in. But then they panic on the way out. Looks like Anni may have solved the berry mystery.

Lisa Golden said...

I think I've recently become guilty of attracting the deer to our neighborhood. Sometimes there are 3 or 4 helping themselves to the birdfeeder. I hope the neighbors have a sense of humor about it.

Lois said...

Pretty shots. Love your mockingbird!

GreenComotion said...

Cool views of, Bambi and Co. :)

We saw a documentary on PBS where they said that deer can jump fences 6-7 feet tall if need be and also eat meat - eat baby birds, if there no other food is available.

Have a Healthy & Joyous 2016!

Peace :)

Karen S. said...

Lucky you! I know they figure you're an okay person, but still they have to be a bit protective. Great shots. I hope you're enjoying the beginning of our new year!

Lea said...

Love the deer!
Happy New Year!
Lea

Gosia k said...

Amazing nature love from poland

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Happy New Year! Love the bird bush! How fun. The strange weather pattern must be so confusing to the birds as well as plants.

Marie C said...

Great photos! Your poor flowers might not bloom in the spring! Loved seeing the deer.

Debbie said...

the Bambi are curious...i love their cute little faces!! great birdie captures as well!!!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Can't help with the plant ID, but those deer are a nice find! Happy New Year!

Hannah said...

Deer can jump fences lower than 8', which is what I strive for. Once a deer was inside my fence because I forgot to shut the gate, and when I got near it tried to jump out but crashed into the fence and then managed to jump through a gap in the bamboo strung with wire. I added plastic netting to fill in the gaps. And try to remember to shut the gate. But they are cute. One summer there was a deer that I could motion to and it would walk by me to the apple tree for a snack.

I don't know your berries- they seem to have a hard split shell, I can't see what is inside that might be edible.

orchid Miyako said...

Hello, and Belated Happy New Year and wish you started wonderful year 2016♪
Great pictures; love to see these adorable birds and smiled about the Bambi "How did you get here?" :-)
Also made me think about the nature you have which I don't☆☆☆
Wishing you a great year ahead.

Sincerely from Japan, xoxo Miyako*
 


Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I love watching the deer. They jump so high!