Seems the mule deer have moved back into the yard. I am using one photo of the herd of about 25 for wallpaper on my computer right now!
In the picture on the left, the deer are watching a person walking up the road with their dog. On the right, with the excitement over, they are taking a break from feeding and wandering.
This deer is a buck that has shed his antlers.
Only the pedicles are visible at this time.
These deer are trying to get water out of the "pond". I think there is some in there but it's quite a ways down. Usually, they drink out of the neighbor's horse water tank. I'm not sure why they are so interested in this half-empty plastic pond....I'll put some more water in when I go out to dump the vegetables peels and stuff into the compost.