With our temps being in the 90’s and ‘feel like’ temps near 100, I’ve been keeping our bird baths filled on a regular basis. The birds use some, the ducks and geese use the lower ones, and the deer also enjoy fresh water.
Monday afternoon, I went out to fill the ones in front of our kitchen windows. I guess I had the feeling something was watching me.
I’d read that Mama Deer often leaves her little ones during the day while she’s out feeding, and if this one had been out by the marsh grass or beside a tree, I would have thought nothing of it. But since it was right beside the house, I was a bit worried that perhaps this one may be sick, injured or overheated. So I quickly found a bowl and brought some water.
This baby let me get really close before it bounded away.
Obviously (and thankfully), it was just taking a little break in the shade.
~These Days Of Mine~
There’s certainly a bumper crop of “babies” this year. We’ve seen SO many and I always worry when I see them following Mama across the road.
Wow, you did get close to that pretty little thing.
That IS a closeup … & it WAS hot that day – glad it was ok after a rest !
Thanks for watching these precious babies. So cute.
So adorable! And grateful to you for providing water and lots of yummy plants as well! 😊
WOW – you really were able to get close. Didn’t realize that Mom would leave them like that. You’re a wildlife educator. Thanks!
I;ve found beds in the vegetation near the house where a baby was bedded down…it;s usually over night though.