As a birder, there are two important events that happen every year. One of them is the Christmas Bird Count when thousands of birders across US go around their local areas and count the birds that they encounter! This year while participating in that massive exercise, I was at a small patch of woods near our home where I was to check for any birds hanging out there. After going a few feet, I looked around for birds for a few minutes and then when I started to head back I saw 3 White-tailed Deer staring at me! They were there all the time! And I didn't even notice them! Got some best shots of this species I have ever taken.