I stopped by Chesnut Park on the way home from work in late July just after it had stopped raining. I was hoping to see baby deer. It’s rare to see them on a Saturday morning when the park is busy but they usually come out from hiding and play in the rain during the week. I didn’t see any babies on this trip.
A very young buck with some pine straw hanging out of his mouth.
I did get to see 2 bucks with bigger antlers which is a rare thing to see at the park. A park ranger once told me the park is mostly full of does and the bucks come down from Brooker Creek Preserve in the spring and summer to mate but don’t hang around Chesnut Park long. These 2 were hanging out on the baseball field by themselves. When I walked up to the edge of the field they stopped and glanced at me for a few seconds then ignored me. This guy was trying to be cool but little did he know that he had some grass stuck between his ear and antler.
I saw this red shoulder hawk on the ground with a lizard. He was still soaked from the rain. He took off after he saw me.
Can’t believe you got the photo of the hawk! Animals, especially birds, are so tricky to capture. You’ve done an excellent job getting these wild animals in just the right moment.
Wow, those are some awesome captures of these beauties! Your timing must have been fantastic 🙂
I’m happy to see your link on ‘My Corner of the World’ this week! Thanks for linking up!
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We have our fair share of deer in our neighborhood and surrounding neighborhoods, but we don’t see the ones with antlers very often. Usually mothers and fawns.