The Water Trough, September 17, 2011

Beside big bucks, a lot of other animals and birds came up and used the water trough. Early in the morning of the 8th, 2 gray foxes used the facilities.

Then on the afternoon of the 8th a squirrel and a doe came to water, followed later that evening, by 2, six point bucks, but it’s hard to tell if they’re still in velvet.
On the afternoon of the 9th a 7 appeared, probably 3 or 4 years old, still in velvet, scraggly, but may be good next year if we break this drought!  The results of this drought are apparent with this 8, he came in early in the evening of the 9th, one side is good and the other is squshed up, both of these deer show vivid results of the extended drought!
On the morning of the 12th, a spike and a doe come in to water and our roadrunner made an appearance too!

Then, the most unusual “shots” show a sharp shinned hawk (I believe) taking a bath, but the unusual part is the second “shot” after it had flown across the water trough, got all of its feathers wet and was drying off.