Thursday, March 27, 2008


Is this why these deer are called WHITE TAILS? Recent activity in our Maine backyard!

What a joy to see the deer in the daytime!

Spring is getting closer, Our snow covered field is finally starting to show bare spots. I was beginning to think it would never show again! A group of 8 hen turkeys adn 2 jakes have been popping in off and on. The Jakes are practicing their strutting as the hens just seem to ignore them. One lone Tom Turkey with a nice beard comes by also and I imagine he will be starting to follow the hens soon. I look forward to hearing them call gobbling again.

Enjoy :) Coppertop

Friday, March 07, 2008

Chowing down on apples!

I do believe this buck likes apples! This photo was taken this past October with my scouting camera. I just love the pose! Being a night photo, the buck's eye glows from the camera flash.
You can't really tell in this photo but this buck has one big belly and I believe you don't have to ask where he got it from! He hung out under that apple tree regularly, until the apples no longer dropped. Fittingly I have nicknamed him 'Chubs'.

Enjoy :) Coppertop

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Another icy Maine morning!

Maine woke to yet another icy morning today! It is so beautiful with the sun shining on the ice decorated trees.

It is now mid afternoon and the ice has just about all fallen from the trees. The snow is slush in the sunny spots and slippery crust in the shaded spots. This makes for tricky walking for all, human and critter. Smaller critters can scoot across the top of the ice, but the larger ones break through and are at risk of leg cuts. A tumble can cause injury.

The good news - Spring is only 14 more days away! Whatever snow, icy weather we get now is sure not to last long. Take time to enjoy the beauty of each season :) Coppertop