The Bears And Many Of The Birds Are Gone, But Still Some Critters In My Backyard.
It’s been over a month since I shared some photographs of the critters that visit my backyard here in Hazle Township in Luzerne County. The mother bear and her cubs have not returned since late July. And many of the song birds have stopped visiting my feeders. However, I still have some critters that visit my yard every day, including the mother deer and her two fawns.
Late last month mommy deer and her fawns started appearing in the field near my home in the evening. I am guessing she made her way into my yard at night to feed on the corn I put out for the deer, turkey and squirrels.
And they were joined by a few other deer which I think are a part of the mother deer’s extended family. My brother and nephew named her “kneedy” because of her deformed knee. She has been visiting my yard with her fawns for about seven years now.
Occasionally a large buck will show up, scouting out the doe as mating season approaches. I enjoy seeing my deer almost every evening and on many mornings. Here is a link to a gallery with some more photographs of the deer that visit my yard. Backyard deer July -August 2020.
Here is a link to some more photographs of the turkeys visiting my backyard. Backyard turkey July to August 2020.
In the Spring I get many migrating birds at my feeders. Some like the brown thrasher, a Carolina wren, and an eastern towhee stayed, for a while. Other moved on. But now many of the birds have left. However their is still a lot of activity at the feeders. The cardinals, who remain all year, this is a female.
Another critter that has been showing up is a groundhog that lives under my storage shed.
I am hoping mommy bear brings the cubs back for a visit before she hibernates, probably in a cave in the rocks on my property. Most of the critters you see here will remain throughout the Winter. I will try and get a few more blog post to update you on there visits before then. Here is a link to a gallery with some of the other critters that visited my yard this past month. Backyard Animals July -August 2020
If you can reach out and touch and love and be with wildlife, you will forever be changed, and you will want to make the world a better place. Terri Irwin Terri Irwin