This guy showed up yesterday. We usually have a pair nest close by each Summer and they are always a pleasure to see. They range on the west coast of North America from Mexico to Alaska.
Well, the Barred Owls are out in abundance right now, unfortunately due to lots of baby Robins now on the ground. This one was being attacked by Robins, Hummingbirds, Towhees and Swainson’s Thrushes though you wouldn’t know it as it sat calmly and and scoped out the territory.
Just when I get my deer fencing in place along comes the next wave of deer!
This fawn showed up today and was quite unsteady so must be quite new.
Enjoying and wanting to coexist with deer and other wildlife while having a garden has meant some compromise. Rather than fence our entire 11 acres we have chosen to erect protective fences around our favourite plants.
The Herb Garden
Mock Orange Shrub
The New Rose Garden
The Veggie Garden
The ‘cages’ are easily made with waste pieces of wood from milling our trees and 6 foot high deer fencing. While looking a bit odd it does the trick – we enjoy our flowers, veggies and shrubs and the deer can eat what wild deer should be eating.