Lots of Deer and Some Red-Shouldered Hawks, 12-03-17

Around 7:00 am, I headed over to the Effie Yeaw Nature Preserve. I saw a LOT of deer today.  The bucks are still chasing the does around, and the does with fawns were all hanging out in another part of the preserve waiting for the boys to calm down. Hah!

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There must’ve been a lot of testosterone in the air, because I saw one of the little fawns trying to mount his mom!  Hah!  She just shrugged him off… I also saw one deer with that looked like a REALLY bad case of mange; it looked scabby and sore all over. Poor thing.

The other highlight of the day was seeing a pair of Red-Shouldered Hawks working on their nest. I watched as one of them flew back and forth with twigs, and then watched the other one rearranging the twigs in the nest.

I walked around for about 3 ½ hours and then headed back home.