Anyone else see these killdeer? "These birds will frequently use the "broken-wing act" to distract predators from their nests. This involves the bird walking away from its nesting area holding its wing in a position that simulates an injury and then flapping around on the ground emitting a distress call. The predators then think they have easy prey and are attracted to this seemingly injured bird and away from the nest. If the parent sees that a potential predator is not following them, they will move closer and get louder until they get the attention of the predator." (From Wikipedia) I have seen the birds behave in this manner.
There are about six to a dozen whitetailed deer that over-winter in our subdivision.
They seem fairly used to people and allow me to come rather close.
Bird songs I like.
I enjoy seeing Idaho wildlife. Not exactly elephants and tigers, but good enough for me. Helps me feel connected to nature. One more benefit of walking to work.