From last Wednesday to today I have seen over a dozen Fawns. Unfortunately, at the time, I didn’t have my camera with me. BUT TODAY the two came together, the Sony and a 2018 Fawn.
|By Robert Hoague|
Seeing Fawns is one of the highlights of this deer watcher/photographer’s Spring. It is always extremely exciting seeing that first Fawn of the year. For one thing, you just don’t know when it’s gonna happen. It is a surprise every time.
And it’s equally exciting to actually take that first Fawn picture. As well as the Fawn pictures that will surely come in the weeks ahead.
As I said before, Fawns have surprised me several times during the last two weeks. Almost every time the Fawn was with doe and they were both giving me the bye-bye white flag. But this morning things shook out differently. For one thing I had my camera with me. And secondly, a doe and fawn were browsing in a nearby, semi open area to the north.
A lone doe let me see her as she walked along the edge of a strip of hard wood trees. She paused by an oak tree and browsed on weeds in the high prairie flowers and grass.
The doe walked several steps ahead. I got this picture too. And I noticed movement ahead of the doe.
The doe moved a little more to where the grass was less dense. Now I saw that a Fawn was walking ahead of the doe. I carefully raised my Sony and brought the two deer into the camera’s view. Click.
I wanted a picture of the fawn by itself and waited anxiously. Finally I noticed the fawn and zeroed the Sony in on it. And took a fawn picture.
Immediately I zoomed in closer on the small fawn and got the picture below. It’s where those white spots are.
My picture taking was over, but seeing deer wasn’t. A doe with 2 fawns came through on the move. I took a few pictures but unfortunately they were no good. Next I saw another doe with 2 fawns jump my property fence 150 yards away. All 3 cleared the fence and entered my neighbor’s hay field south of my house. As time passed I saw 3 more solo does and a buck with starter velvet antlers.
Life is good here in the deer woods.
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