Some Visitors

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I just posted some photos on my Pixelfed account of part of the wildlife that visited this afternoon. Since I was in my corner I grabbed a few photos through the window – hence the lack of sharpness – while I was enjoying watching them. Here is what I wrote to accompany the photos (and I’m also sharing these below since there are only a few):

These are some photos from today of some of the wildlife that spends much of the day every day in our yard. We have a pretty steady count of 10 turkeys and 5 deer at the moment, sometimes more but these are the regulars. When winter comes, of course, there will be a lot more…last year we had 40+ turkeys (I stopped counting at 40) and at least 2 dozen deer at a time, every day. They’re easier to count in the winter because they stay in tighter groups, not wandering around the yard like they do in warmer weather. We also have, of course, a ton of smaller birds from tiny finches to pileated woodpeckers, and a lot of pigeondoves (which is what I call them because I can’t remember whether they’re pigeons or doves!). Plus bunnies and the usual varieties of squirrels and chipmunks. Also common in our yard are woodchucks and beavers – though they don’t care for the bird seed mixes that we put out in the feeding station – and possums and raccoons as well. So it’s a busy yard that keeps us entertained most of time time!

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4 thoughts on “Some Visitors

  1. You didn’t mention skunks – they don’t come around?? That’d be good if they stayed away!

    How about some . . .
    Green alligators and long-necked geese, some humpty-back camels and some chimpanzees. Some cats and rats and elephants and, sure as you’re born, don’t you forget my unicorn!!

    1. I haven’t seen any around our yard, but I know they’re out there because we occasionally catch a whiff!

      HAHA, that brings back a few memories! I used to love my Irish Rovers album…going to go find it online now!

  2. Gwen you are a stitch. Loved the Irish Rovers. (and many others). The antics of these critters are funny. The turkeys are almost the size of the small deer. The turkeys gather together and gang up on the deer to make the deer back away.
    One turkey walks around the car pecking at its own reflection and looks under the car to see the turkey he sees in the reflection has no legs. He walks around it several times pecking at the reflection and keeps wondering why that other turkey has no legs.

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