It is never dull out on the Northview lawns. An endless panoply of birds and wildlife and little critters galore flows by all day and probably all night.
|Please excuse the bullet holes in the big windows...|
We see cottontail rabbits and whitetail deer and woodchucks and birds of all sorts.
Sometimes they all come together to give us a really good laugh.
Yesterday we saw a young buck, just in the beginnings of velvet, when we drove away. Mid-evening he strolled onto the lawn through the gap and began to merrily chase birds.
At first it seemed a coincidence, but soon it was clear that he was actually pursuing the starlings that were grazing on the bugs and goodies.
He spent several minutes at that silliness and then came up next to the porch. The boss managed to sneak the door open so I could slip out with the camera and he never even saw me.
Then he stopped....frightened of something going on on the other porch. I thought it was the kids scaring him, making a mechanical noise.
|Scares you? Scares me too!|
Then I realized that it was a chipmunk.
I went around to that door to find that the munk was alarming at the deer and the deer was alarmed by the rascally rodent.
It was downright absurd as they scared one another out of two week's growth. Finally the deer was scared right away. The chipmunk seemed every bit the victor as he went right on chick chick chicking.
This morning the pump and filter were at the bottom of the pond instead of on the bricks where they belong. I'll bet I can guess who put them there.
Seems like that's what you get when you live in the country....free entertainment on every channel all day long.
|I'm outta here|