April Journal: Day One

We’re a week into the spring season and warm breezes are finally altering the winter landscape. And none too soon.

Deer, now somewhat mobile on top of packed snow, have been searching for anything edible in backyards, snow-free fields and woodlots.

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Button buck (10 months old) at a bird feeder

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Deer feeding on open ground; 700 acre Morrisville Swamp in the background

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Button buck browsing on residue from apple tree pruning; he walked in to feed before I had left the site

Waterfowl are crowding onto open water and, like the deer, seeking open feeds to forage in.

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Canada Geese (and other waterfowl) on ice and open water in a local wetland

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Canada Geese en route to an open field to feed

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Canada Geese foraging in a partially thawed and open field

Photos by NB Hunter. © All Rights Reserved.

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4 thoughts on “April Journal: Day One

  1. Hard to fathom that you still have remnants of snow while our apple blossoms are blowing away in the wind creating the closest thing we’ve had to the white stuff.

  2. I like deer, but many gardeners do not. Winter is hard on the landscapes created because much garden plants interest deer. Our street in the city had four deer come walking up last winter. That was a first here. I know they get very hungry in hard winters and we had two in a row. Today it is 65° F but will drop a bit in the next week. I really do hope snow will be gone, but it is predicted for Sunday. I like that shot of the farm and deer herd. It really shows what it is like in your area. We have tons of Canada geese too. Beautiful shots, Nick.

  3. I really like the photo of the farm and the distant hills—I always forget how far we can see from the top of Erwin’s hill…Very nice..

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