Surprise encounters with the wonderful world of mammals must be shared, even if there is no particular theme to tie it all together!
Serious birders know that a slice of orange attracts orioles to backyard feeders. My orioles are still singing and foraging in the tree tops!
Cottontail at rest in the protective cover of a fencerow thicket
This groundhog was caught off guard and didn’t have a clear path to its den. It hid under a log, then came out to see if I was still a threat. Had I been a fox or coyote, it would have been dinner.
The gestation period for White-tailed Deer is about 200 days. This doe will soon be giving birth to a fawn or two. The lush herbaceous vegetation of stream bottoms is preferred habitat for fawning.
Photos by NB Hunter. © All Rights Reserved.