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The photos are not great in this post, but I hope they illustrate a wonderful afternoon last week.

We have been watching a mother deer and her two fawns for many weeks now.  But they have always stayed quite a distance away.  Appearing and disappearing on the paths and lanes around the cabin.

Last week we were sitting on the deck reading when a squirrel started making his warning chirp.  He kept going and going.  It wasn’t us that was bothering him as we had been sitting there for about an hour.  I got up slowly and went to investigate.

I couldn’t see anything at first.  Then I caught a glimpse of movement in the bush.  Some branches were moving – but there was no sound.  Then the shadow of a deer came into view.  The mother and her two fawns were making their way to a path that would take them right by our garden (well property, it’s hardly what you would call a garden).  I went to grab the toy camera (thanks Andrew), and was able to capture a few shots as they came into the yard and foraged for quite a while.  Mum kept her eye on us and we kept still and our distance. Here are a few of the shots.  The fawns have grown considerably since we first saw them, but still have their juvenile markings.

This is Mummy Deerest keeping a watch on us

This is Mummy Deerest keeping a watch on us

This fawn looked so cute peaking over the top of an old pew

This fawn looked so cute peaking over the top of an old pew

Chippy wasn't taking chances, safer in the downspout

Chippy wasn’t taking chances, safer in the downspout

Looks like Mummy Deerest has had a battle or two.  Look like hoof marks.

Looks like Mummy Deerest has had a battle or two. Looks like hoof marks.

Getting braver, the fawns ventured into the yard

Getting braver, the fawns ventured into the yard

Having a look

Having a look

Time to leave and graze next door

Time to leave and graze next door

I have some new hovering pics to share – coming soon.

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