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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Fallow Deer

I saw these 5 Fallow Deer today at Bingley. Obviously a wild population as they all jumped over the wall and away.

5 comments:

Steve Blacksmith said...

Everyone be alert to other species of deer in Calderdale.

By far the most often seen is Roe, but I've seen what looked like a Red deer hind, though have since found out that escaped deer farm animals are hybrids between Red a Sika. A picture of c.5 Sika stags was taken at Walsden.

Andy Cockroft got a convincing picture of a Fallow, though it was just its side without its head. The spots it had on a mature animal seemed pretty conclusive that it was a Fallow. Can't remember where though it was in Calderdale.

Dave Brotherton Photography said...

Red Deer were in Ogden water woods a couple of years ago Steve, I saw 3 of them and other people also reported seeing them to the workers in the cafe.

Steve Blacksmith said...

Cheers, Dave.

Martin said...

Saltonstall too

Steve Blacksmith said...

Cheers, Martin.