That was great! And the couple naming their second dog “Buck” was a fitting end.
Edit: Today there were many woodpeckers that visited us. The first was a pileated woodpecker who began hammering away at a dead limb on a tree across the street. After keeping busy for about 5 minutes it called out several times (got a reply from over the hill) and flew off. Then a couple of red-headed woodpeckers - one in my yard and the other behind the carriage house - started hammering away… proclaiming their nesting territories? These were followed by several hairy and downy woodpeckers who seemed more intent on taking turns at the suet cakes and searching for insects in the pine tree in the front yard and the maples and butternut trees along the driveway by the gully. A couple of ravens parked themselves in the tallest Norway maple along the driveway for quite some time before flying off and being replaced by a flock of mourning doves. Several cardinals, titmice and a flock of juncos all arrived to feed at the same time, closely followed by some black-capped chickadees and our frequent visitors, the bluejays. Once the brunch crowd left, chipping sparrows and a few starlings and red-wing blackbirds came to polish off the seed that was left. (I had to put out more seed before my wife and I left to babysit this afternoon.) Haven’t seen any deer tonight (it’s 3:30 AM), but haven’t really been watching for them tonight.
When I get up in the morning I suppose I’ll have to drag the snow out from under the pine tree to put out more bird seed. These little guys make a lot of work for me… and I thought my wife was bad with her “honey do” list!