Yesterday I had a nice visit with a barred owl. It stayed in one area of the woods, hooting at me from different angles. Unfortunately I didn’t have my camera along so today I returned, expecting to find the owl defending its territory again.
There was no sign of the owl – but in almost the very same spot I found a young fawn. Had to pat myself on the back for not frightening the little thing.
Fawn’s mom was probably off somewhere gobbling up tasty plants. I thought the deer had eaten the only orchid along the stream, but this year there’s a bunch more just a few feet away.