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A 7-point (large) White-tail buck versus an 8-point (larger) buck did a little sparring in a sweet gum grove tonight and then on the the clover patch; fun to watch and a whole lot of loud antlers. Taken through a themo-pane window at 6:30 PM 9/25/14 with a Canon 50D with a Canon EF400L f/5,6 lens:

 

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The deer were out grazing and active last evening. It was warm and I had the sprinkler on; they were first curious about it and then got closer and closer to be sprayed and try to  drink. There was one large buck and 3 does and a fawn. I caught one doe making a 25-30+ foot leap and landing across the driveway, using a Canon 1DS with Canon EF 600L f/4.0 IS lens.

 

 

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Just a photo:

 

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Her Mom was bedded down in the tall grass in 95F degree heat (index 109F) and the young fawn was ready to play. She lays next to a large doe, that is her mother, and finally annoys her enough that she gets up out of the grass with her baby and grazes with her. They all are pretty covered with ticks, especially their ears:

 

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Outside my back window at 5:35 PM Friday 7/25:

 

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Last evening about 6:30 a few does and one of the two fawns I am watching (they are weaned) came through the back yard. I had to take photos through the double-paned glass in my window, so they are not real clear:

 

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Thanks to everyone who checks in or reads my Blog weekly. I really enjoy journaling natural events here in the mountains. Today, the final day of July, I woke up several times overnight to lightening and thunder but did not get a drop of rain. The evening batch went north near Alpena and finally through Harrison. The early morning batch went just south trough Edwards Junction and Deer and on southward. But at 4 PM, as I am writing this entry, it is thundering again, so, we’ll see.

A mother Doe and her fawn were grazing the the side yard early this morning and I surprised them with my camera; it’s the first time I have seen the fawn take off running “full steam” with long  jumps. Not the best photos but it was early and there was not much light to work with:

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We got 0.86 on Friday 7/26. That added to the 2 inches during the past 6 days makes 3 inches. Everything is turning back to green and that means more mowing. This rain this past week was a God send because we were entering into another drought. Now, the BURN BAN is OFF and things are back to normal.

During the evening rain last night a saw an eight point buck in the front yard, went in got my Canon 50D with a 400 f 5.6 Lens on it, went back out to photograph him just before he took off (these are closeups within 100 yards) in very poor light:

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To borrow a friends quote “Rain, Glorious Rain” !!

Got 0.80 inches yersterday afternoon in a fast moving storm, then 4 hours of light rain and drizzle. Glorious !! Then had a thunder shower at 5 AM and added another 0.06; more rain possibly today (there is a flash flood warning just SW of me) and I i can see the dark skies tho the west.

Yesterday, I saw 2 fawns experiencing the first thunderstorm (born 6/10 – no storms since) in the field behind my house. They looked to be hiding in rolls of grass; and one eventually got up, (startled) after a huge crash of thunder:

 

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