Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Hello Dolly

Here is hurricane "Dolly" at 6:30 AM. I'm hoping we will receive some good rains out of this storm.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Black-bellied Whistling Ducks

These innocent looking guys can move in on your corn feeders and gobble up every kernel. I hear they are quite tasty. I'm not sure if they are legal to kill during duck season or not.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Candidates for "deer chilli"...

This deer on the left has his second set of antlers forming. Last year he was a spike and I probably should have eleminated him then.
This deer with his first set of antlers will probably be taken out of the herd.

View one of this deer... looks like he will be a spike with his antlers going out and backwards.

View two...

This is probably a late fawn with his first set of antlers. He will probably remain a spike.

This looks like a two year old... great candidate for deer chilli.

Friday, July 11, 2008

First fawn picture of the year

This set of twin fawns had their picture taken as they passed by this feeder.

No more Metate Creek bridge

Monday, 07-07-2008, they came and removed the old wooden bridge over the Metate Creek. The road at the creek is now closed to through traffic. It means for me that I have to detour around the back way. Word is that it will take four to six months to complete the new concrete bridge.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Feed Hogs at the trough

Here are three bucks all lined up at the trough. They are all buddies this time of the year and hang out together in groups. In the fall during the rut they get all territorial and mark out their claim by making scrapes and leaving their calling cards on the ground and the brush overhead.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Does are showing full udders

This doe, number 22, will have plenty of milk for her fawns. The fawns will have to keep hidden out for a month or so to avoid the capture by coyotes and bobcats. Many times people come upon fawns they think are orphans when really they are just hidden by their mothers who return only to nurse them three or four times a day.