Can anyone help with the identification of these unusual birds? They are quite large, four-legged, and wingless. They will take seed directly from the feeders, but more often seem to prefer to eat off the ground, like the Juncos. They came to our feeders at around lunchtime yesterday:
Ha ha… Seriously… These poor deer must be hungry! We rarely see them at this time of day. The one on the right is Three-Legged Deer. She’s been coming to the backyard feeders for 2 or 3 winters… we can’t remember exactly… She always holds the one leg up. We suspect that the muscles are completely atrophied.
I took these photos from my desk. Don’t I have a great view out my window?
Happy Thankful Thursday!