Whitetail Deer by the Bluffs: November 15, 2021

I have seen deer many times by the Scarborough Bluffs, but this morning was the first time that I was with a group that also saw them.

Whitetail deer eat fruit, nuts, mushrooms and some seeds plus young vegetation and broad-leaved weeds. They also eat some flowers which makes them unpopular with gardeners.

These photos were taken through a considerable amount of plant growth:

Whitetail Deer
Whitetail Deer
Whitetail Deer
Whitetail Deer
Whitetail Deer

Today’s group:

Some birds:

American Black Duck (female)
Great Blue Heron
Black-capped Chickadee
Mallard (female)
Black-crowned Night Heron (juvenile)
Rock Pigeon
Ring-billed Gull (juvenile)
Rock Pigeon
Ring-billed Gull (juvenile)
Ring-billed Gull
Ring-billed Gulls
Ring-billed Gull

Some botany:

Red-osier (Cornus sericea)
Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)
Sandbar Willow (Salix exigua)
Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)
Red-osier (Cornus sericea)
Panicled Aster (Symphyotrichum lanceolatum)
Phragmites (Phragmites australis)
Purple-flowering Raspberry (Rubus odoratus)
Red Ash (Fraxinus pensylvanica)
Dog-strangling Vine (Vincetoxicum rossicum)
Red Ash flower gall
Red Oak (Quercus rubra)

Bluff scenes:


What a determined little flyer!



No shade,

no shine,

no butterflies,

no bees,

no fruits,

no flowers,

no leaves,

no birds –
NOvember!              – Thomas Hood (1799–1845)

Miles Hearn

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