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