I am happy to announce that my baby chipmunks from last summer have returned. Last year, I decided to place some sunflower seeds on the toe of my shoe for this little guy. The next day when I went outside in my bare feet, I was surprised when he scurried over to me and checked out my feet for more seeds, but what he did this spring surprised me more. While I was filling my bird feeder, he rushed over and checked my feet again for seeds. If I had any doubts about whether it was the same chipmunk from last year, he cleared that up in a hurry.
Today's photo is a family of whitetail deer wandering along an old dirt road in search of some tasty buds to eat. I captured these this morning while on a walk down the road near my home. It appears to be a doe with two of last year's fawns (not quite a year old yet) and a yearling (between 1 and 2 years old) from the previous year. I'll be checking the area out again tomorrow to attempt closer shots.