Lately, I have been seeing two Mule Deer (a doe and her youngster) on the hill behind the house. It's quiet there and relatively safe. They are usually feeding, but this morning I observed the doe lying down to rest.
2° C and lightly snowing
Update: 2:20 p.m. - At the moment, the doe is resting. She stays very alert, and a short time ago, she was up on her feet, standing very still and listening. Her youngster must be somewhere nearby, but is hidden from view.
A grouse perched in some brambles on the other side of the garden and picked at the rose hips, often stretching her neck to reach a particular piece of fruit. She then half jumped, half flew down to land on top of the snow where she sat and fluffed out her feathers until she looked quite round.