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Monday, September 13, 2010

Birds and ...oh! deer! ...in my world today


I love to hear the mourning doves cooing in our yard. This pretty one was sitting on someone's fence when Dick and Lindy took a walk recently.

Magpies aren't much appreciated by farmers here in southeastern Alberta, but the first time I saw one, I thought it was beautiful. This one isn't bothering anyone's crops, however, as Dick and Lindy walk by.

Gotta wonder where this robin found a worm in the dry desert, but there's been a lot of rain, so there's soft, moist dirt at the bottoms of the coulees.

Dick and Lindy were walking, and in the field ahead, they saw a head...

...rise up, and it was a white-tailed deer!

Photos by Richard Schear.
Posted by Kay Davies for My World Tuesday.

28 comments:

noel said...

aloha,

these are so beautiful scenes, i love surprises like this dear that just pops out of no-where :)


my tuesday tour of a hike to the lava on my sari blog.

Sylvia K said...

Lovely visitors you have! Terrific captures, Kay! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Sylvia

aka Penelope said...

A little startling to see the deer head in the grasses. So glad that the other body parts showed up in the next photo. :))

Marie said...

A lovely post.

Joe Todd said...

Lovely shots of nature. I've got a pair of morning doves that live near my house

Carver said...

This was a wonderful sequence of nature shots.

ewok1993 said...

I'm so pleased to make your neighbors acquiantance.

Enjoy the rest of the week.

ksdoolittle said...

Kay, this is a wonderfully presented post. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you for visiting my blog today and leaving such a nice comment. I hope you have the opportunity to return to Nova Scotia some day. ~karen

VioletSky said...

oh yes, that deer head in the grass was rather spooky!

Lesley said...

That mourning dove has pretty colourings. But how exciting to see a deer - and he didn't even bolt in the other direction!

J Bar said...

Great nature shots. I really like the bird on the fence post.

SandyCarlson said...

I love these gentle creatures. Beautiful shots.

marina said...

beautiful, beautiful captures :-)

Brit Gal Sarah said...

I love the first shot of the Deer lol, it really looks like just a head! I love Doves and us Brits cherish them, but Okies hunt them!!

Powell River Books said...

You've got my robin! I just noticed that she no longer sings at dawn. I miss her so much. - Margy

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shot of the birds and the deer. The shot of Dove is very cool.

ladyfi said...

Lovely birds, and those shots of the deer are just fabulous!

Arija said...

Lovely nature shots of quite and eventful walk.

BraCom (Bram) said...

Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos

Have a nice week,
Greetings, Bram

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Julie said...

There is a nice neighbourly feel to this post, Kay. I try to capture birds with my lens but they are devilishly difficult.

Reader Wil said...

I am always excited when I meet a deer. Unfortunately it won't happen in our densely populated country, but when we were in Denmark we did.
Have a great week, Kay! :)

Jason Brown said...

i love the bird

Random Treasures said...

Beautiful wild life. I am sure the fall is beautiful and is round the corner for you. Nice to see animals and birds in their habitat. Great pictures and thank you for sharing.

Indrani said...

To be in such wild surroundings... what a joy!

Kay L. Davies said...

Indrani -- you're right. It is a joy. We Canadians take our wild surroundings for granted. Because our country is so large and underpopulated, we have wilderness areas of different kinds within reach of every city and town. But we have to remember how fortunate we are to have these things. Thank you.

Kay
Alberta, Canada

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Kay: You captured some beautiful critter in your world.

Lew said...

Nice shots of the dove and deer! Thank you for visiting my world.

Maria Berg said...

The doves lookes diffrent from the one we have here.
Deer wounderful to see! MB