Saturday, September 22, 2012

Wildlife Weekend - Part One

For most of the past week, this small hawk has made a daily "Flight of Terror" near my bird-feeders.  I keep telling myself that raptors are just predators like Bobcats - everyone eats to live.

But it is easier to have compassion for prey than predators I think.

This fawn has studied under her mother and is learning to stand on her hind legs and empty my bird-feeders.

Though Mama Deer no longer nurses, she still grooms with a loving touch.

Earlier this week they had a face-off contest with Padma-Cat.  They got within a couple of feet of Padma (curiosity!) and he did not back away.  Finally the doe gave ground and slowly wandered away.


Vickie said...

Sweet photos you got Beth.

cucki said...

yup..very sweet post xxx

Siobhán said...

Beautiful photos, Beth! I love the doe eating from the feeder, too cute!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

The fawn eating from the feeder made me smile. I know what you mean about prey and predators, I can't watch nature programmes for that reason.

Pam in IL said...

I could watch wildlife all day long! Love the pics of the deer.