Wednesday, October 29, 2014
The birds have been cleaning out two of my bird feeders faster than I can refill it or so I thought. Yesterday when I was editing some images at the computer I found out why. Badger went absolutely berserk. He was running from window to window and barking furiously. Thinking we were under attack I got up to see what was up. There was a doe on her hind feet thrashing her head against the bird feeder to push it sideways to shake out the bird seed. Off to the side there was a buck eyeing her hungrily. It wasn't the bird seed that interested him either. He went towards her and she spun off away from the feeder trying to get across to him that she wasn't having any of it and that she wasn't interested. He followed her around head down lips up phleming. She would come back to the feeder and knock it around some more while he stood watching. Several times he stopped in front of my back drop for bird photography. I couldn't resit the opportunity to photograph him there. This continued until she had cleaned the bird feeder out and then she settled down to try and eat the seed while the buck chased her in circles. God's love and blessings to you, chris All images created with a Canon 7D and a Canon 100-400 L IS lens handheld. AV mode, ISO 800, F 5.6 shutter speed varied.