It’s that time of year again it seems – young critturs are everywhere around the place. For a week or more we’ve been having the Downy Woodpeckers bringing their young to the suet feeder on the porch outside our lounge window to feed them suet and show them how this upside down thing works.

Downy Woodpeckers

Downy Woodpeckers

Tonight as I went out the front door to fill the bird feeders I caught a glimpse of some brown on the grass to the south of the house, and wondered what tree limb had fallen down, but quite quickly realised I was looking at two fawns sitting down on the grass.

Bambis

Bambis

I managed to walk out onto the lawn to get a better view before they really realised I was there.

Eyes Front

Eyes Front

Now one of them decides to stand up for a better view

The Deer and The Maple Forest

The Deer and The Maple Forest

They’re looking intently – by now Lisa has also arrived out on the lawn with her camera to take some pictures. The trees on the grassy area are all trees we’ve grown since we’ve been here. Some started out as twigs the diameter of a pencil, others were purchased as trees about 6 feet tall (above deer nibbling height) and planted out – there are a couple of types of maple tree and several different types of oak trees there in our mini forest.

Stamping and Strutting

Stamping and Strutting

Now they’re getting edgy, and stamping the little feet on the ground, and wondering if it’s really safe here. There was no sign of the Mother Doe during these several minutes.

We're Out of Here...

We're Out of Here...

And they’re off. I’m pretty sure these are the same two shown here from nearly 2 weeks ago when they were out on the same bit of lawn.

We’ve also had 4 house wrens born in the wren house hanging in a tree just outside the garage, and they’ve left the nest already.

Baby Wren

Baby Wren

This picture taken by Lisa shows one of the babies peering out of the box. Who knew that such a tiny bird could make such a big beautiful noise when the parent birds sing to each other!!

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