Late December 2013
Meg came home for Christmas. She hasn’t been home since mid-July and was only here for a week. It was too short a visit but it was great to see her.
Meg and Frodo
To help entertain her, we stopped at Tractor Supply and got two bags of corn, one cracked and one whole kernel. We initially set corn right outside her window with the hope that we would attract her deer. Unfortunately that did not happen during her visit. But it did provide her with a pleasant distraction. We also provided some snow and cold weather for her.
Red Squirrel with Apple Core
Pigeon (much bigger than a dove)
Winners and Losers
We had a quiet Christmas with the obligatory Roast Beast.
Frodo with Christmas bone – Thank you Aunt Jayne
And a good time was had by all….
The black alder bush remained popular, but its berries are being depleted.
Robin and European Starling
After Meg left we moved the corn pile out to the bird feeder. Eventually the deer found the corn.
Not a Doe
Another deer came by that was antlerless. It did not get close enough to tell if it was a doe or a buck that had already shed its antlers.
Antlerless Deer on left
Bluejays in the snow
2013 wound down with a quiet evening at home.
Mark and Wink