On the way to my deer stand, I passed this buck bedded beside the road. This was the closest I came to a buck on Saturday, but I did get some good bird photos, so here they are.
Approaching my tree stand, I pair of bandtail pigeons lifted off from an elderberry tree. I hoped that they would return and present a photo opportunity.
Later I was granted my wish and the two birds landed not more than twelve feet from me and sat there for an hour.
But first a Stellar jay dropped in on me and began to squawk. (You can enlarge the photos by clicking on them.)