Mariton: Wildlife Sightings
Even though the temperature has been soaring, I am still seeing some interesting wildlife. Yesterday morning while checking the trails, I heard Wood Thrushes singing throughout the woods. I heard Scarlet Tanagers and had a good view of one by the River Lookout.
In the afternoon, I was mowing a meadow. A juvenile (still fuzzy) turkey was foraging in the grass where I had just mowed. A deer took advantage of the mowing to stand in the meadow and reach into the woods to browse tree leaves. When I made a pass with the tractor, the deer would step back into the woods, then reappear after I had turned and headed away.
The most interesting sighting was a red fox. It walked into the field to look for voles and mice running away from the tractor into the mowed areas. I think it eventually decided it was too hot to hunt in the sun. It retreated to a shady area, and I watched it watching me for a couple passes.