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Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Roe Deer Fawns

A first for me, seen today, 2 Roe deer fawns in a wood near Todmorden. They are only a day or two old as they can hardly stand up and were completely unconcerned by my presence. The doe kept visiting when I kept my distance. The fawns were well camouflaged and could not be seen when they laid amongst the leaves.

1 comment:

Steve Blacksmith said...

Gorgeous photos, Philip.
It will be interesting to see how the population boom of roe deer will affect the wildlife make-up of the Pennines.
You can often see where they have browsed in woods, even on ferns.
They've been blamed for the reduction of habitat (especially bramble patches) for nesting Nightingales and Turtle Doves in parts of UK where they still nest.