It’s close to opening day for deer hunting season and this fine fellow will need all of his wiles to make it through. We don’t hunt but the neighbors do and his wanderings will take him onto them. We’ve just moved this camera into its present position, strapped to a crab apple tree along the entrance drive. The deer are eating the fallen fruit.
The green box is an automatic feeder, we have it filled with corn. It’s set to deliver a spread of seed mornings and evenings. We had it overlooking the back pond for years, it’s been here for a few weeks now and the critters are getting used to it and the associated bounty.The feeder used to be here – Mrs J carries corn with her on her dogwalks and leaves a small pile on the ground. This hawk has some sort of small prey pinned down. I can’t tell what it is from this low res image but I would guess it’s a mouse or a chipmunk foraging for any corn the the raccoons and deer have overlooked.