Monday, June 09, 2014

Wildlife Babies Arriving

 
While it has been over about two months since I first encountered the fox pups back in April, wildlife babies continue to arrive.  The big event over the past week has been the arrival of the whitetail fawns.  I spotted my first one of the season Sunday morning.  While its not much of a fawn photo it is the best I was able to capture as the mother lead her new charge to safety.
 
A little later as I was driving along a dirt road I noticed a black object lying in the entrance to a pasture.  I was already past the lane by the time I was able to stop, having to back up for a second look.  At first I could not identify it but as I reached for the binoculars a head and long neck stretched up.  Identifying it as a wild turkey hen I immediately suspicioned that she was hiding her poults with her body.  While I waited a few minutes, other than to move her head the hen remained motionless.
 
As my time was running out and I needed to be on my way I hit the trucks ignition.  The sound of the engine starting was just enough to startle the hen into moving, revealing her brood of about a dozen poults.
 

5 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

very cute. :)

Montanagirl said...

So very cute!

bailey-road.com said...

Wonderful to see!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

It is certainly an exciting time when the young of any species begin to show up.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Hi!
Very nice Pictures. I had luck on Friday to see and get Pictures on a quiet small fawn with her mother roe. Post will come. Now I have about 1200 Pictures from this weekends dog training with a great leader to check first