The Missouri Department of Conservation 2010 Calendar says that February 10 marks a time when Deer are herding up. That surely has been our observation here. We have seen groups of Deer up to 9.
Richard says they are really hungry. I wonder what purpose this grouping serves. We need to watch our Fruit Trees carefully, because the Deer can surely do some damage.
Richard noted a Meadow Lark today, not on the Farm but on the way back from town. The Cornell map shows that we are in a "year round" location, but we have not seen 1 all Winter.
It won't be long and the Spring Migratory Birds will be making their presence known. http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Eastern_Meadowlark/id