Saturday, May 2, 2015

Babes of Spring

After a day of rain a few weekends ago, I drove the short route to Long Hunter State Park located on the southeast side of Priest Lake. I had only visited this park one other time back in February in the dead of Winter. On that visit I captured a few images of a Yellow Bellied Sapsucker which was a Life List bird for me.

On this visit new green grasses blanketed the large fields along the drive into the park with woods on either side. I slowed down half way back into the park as I approached several White Tailed Deer munching on the new grasses of Spring.

Sitting in my car, I watched them as they quietly grazed on the grasses. Occasionally, one of them would wander back toward the edge of the woods and reach up and grab a leaf off of a low hanging branch. All the while they seem to keep an eye on me.

As I was about to pull away and head back home, with dusk fast approaching, this little guy turned before departing into the woods and looked back over his shoulder at me as if to bid me farewell. I snapped a few images of him and then off he went. I will be back soon, but until then have a fantastic weekend. ENJOY!

Linking to Saturday Critters


  1. Hello Carol, your deer is so cute! Pretty images... Congrats on your Sapsucker lifer! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post.. Have a happy weekend!

  2. Sweet shots Carol. I have seen a few of our similar species (the Roe Deer) during my wanderings but they were far too alert for a photo-call.

    BTW I very much enjoyed viewing the colourful Tulips and Narcissus.

    Hope you are having a good weekend.

  3. Meeting some new friends?

  4. You kept the best for last, lovely to see those eyes.

  5. Beautiful photos of a gorgeous critter!

  6. Beautiful deer. What wonderful shots you were able to get from your car!