Babies of the woods.

Some of the new fawns that arrived this spring. I’ve been trying to determine if they pass by at the same time each day, but so far, no luck with that.

I‘ve captured a few short videos of them romping together, chasing after their mother, etc., with my trail camera, but getting them to load onto my laptop has been a bit of a challenge. You never know, a miracle could happen and I’ll actually get to share them with you.

Amongst the flowers.

Two young deer, a buck and a doe, decided to take a walk in the Phlox. These flowers only bloom in the spring here and when they do, it’s a beautiful sight. The best thing about them is that they’re perennials, they come back every year, and I don’t have to do a thing as far as taking care of them.

The deer seemed to be searching for something ‘delish’ to eat but didn’t seem to find anything that met their standards for yummy. That’s the other great thing about phlox…the deer won’t eat them!

Two deer surrounded by Phlox.

The baffled bluebird.

A male bluebird has discovered it’s reflection in the window into the woods and has decided that it’s seeing an interloper in it’s territory. There most likely is a nest that it feels it has to protect, so he has come again and again to the window, banging into the window and pecking at it, hoping to scare off the bad guy.

Now if this went on for a day or two it wouldn’t be a problem. The fact that he does it starting at six o’clock EVERY morning and continues for several hours IS a problem…at least for me. I’ve been sleeping on our couch in the living room to make sure that I’m close to where my sister is sleeping, she had a stroke and is staying with us as she recovers. At first the bird was attacking the window of the room she’s sleeping in, but after many different applications to the window of stick on bird deterrents, I may have found one that keeps the bird away from her window. Not to be deterred, the bluebird now attacks the big window in the living room where I sleep.

I did some research and it’s entirely possible that the bird will do this throughout the ENTIRE summer. Apparently they can go on to build another nest and have more baby bluebirds, more reasons to patrol their territory in order to scare off any trespassers. I’m going to have to start going to bed earlier if I ever want to get a full night’s sleep.

The other bird in these images is a female oriole, either Baltimore or Orchard…and she’s not happy with the bluebird so close to her.

I have to go now…it’s pecking at the window and I have to go try to reason with it, I still think I can talk some sense into it and convince it to stop this nonsense.