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Baby Roe Deer

May 29, 2017

Update on the roe deer story: Sable's daughter, Kinder, has given birth to two fawns! 


Here's the proud mother, above, looking across to me as her two fawns lay just beneath her.


At around midday, she moved away to feed in another field for a brief period and that's when I carefully went across to the spot where her fawns lay and took a couple of quick shots.


Here they are, resting in the small, flattened patch of grass, where their mother had recently fed them.


Seeing  both fawns right next to each other is quite unusual; normally roe deer mothers like to hide their fawns a short distance apart, so predators, like foxes, are unlikely to find (and kill) them both in one visit.  


If you're unfamiliar with the background to these deer, check out the roe deer story.


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