A Seasonal Relationship

One of my randoms for last Friday was a picture I took last week of a deer trying to eat from one of our bird feeders.

Well, she was back a few days ago along with five of her closest friends.

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I apologize for the poor photo quality, but these were all taken through our kitchen window.

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“Perhaps if we work together on this. I’ll bump the feeder and knock the seed out for all of us.”

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As I mentioned in Friday’s post, we attach the feeders to the tree limbs with zip-ties, and so far, it’s working.

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The deer do upset me when they destroy my flowers in the spring and summer, but they are beautiful and entertaining in the winter.

~These Days Of Mine~

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14 responses to “A Seasonal Relationship

  1. Your deer have an effective communication system, obviously, and they know where the eats are. I agree about enjoying them in the winter and about not being pleased with them in the spring and summer. What entertainment they are!! Ummm, wonder what the birds think about them. Do they get equal time?

  2. What a great view you have there.

  3. Deer sure can be destructive in our flower beds but such beautiful creatures are tough to be mad at…….they seem to appreciate that bird seed in winter when food is scarce though!

    Pam

  4. I hope they leave some for the birds. 🙂

  5. Same issue here. I have decided to not even try to plant pretty flowers or plants this year because it is just money for a salad bar for the deer. There are a few plants they do not like so I will try to find those and stick with them. Your deer look exactly like mine trying to get in the feeders. I do love them, though, so I don’t complain too much. 🙂

  6. I gave up on planting anything in the spring except for ferns in pots. Between the deer and the gray squirrels it is too much work to watch them tear it all up. We haven’t seen as many deer this year, I think the November hunting season was hard on them and the deer are having to deal with Chronic Wasting Disease in our county. I still love to see the occasional deer fly over our fence, tail straight up in the air!

  7. They are beautiful creatures, but they can certainly be a pest! I think our dogs must keep them at bay 🙂

  8. The zipties were a good idea! Guess your bird feeder has still turned into a deer feeder though. I had to laugh yesterday we ran into an acquaintance at Wal-Mart and I couldn’t help noticing what he had in his shopping cart – a huge 20 pound or so bag of deer feed (corn flavored like apples). I like seeing the deer but I’m not willing to feed them!

  9. Oh yes, the relationship with deer is a bittersweet one.
    Your photos are fun and beautiful. I love seeing the deer work together.
    🙂

  10. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    The deer is such a beautiful animal and fun to watch. Just wish they didn’t like flowers so well. 😦

  11. Word of mouth… that’s how it goes sometimes!

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