Saturday, 11 April 2015

A Fallow Event


As a result of an archaeological find in relation to the Romans, it was established that Fallow Deer were present in Southern England during the 1st century AD. However the Normans were certainly responsible for establishing their continued presence. They are currently widespread over the Southern half of the UK mainland from the Wash across to the Mersey. There is quite a variation in coat colour and this changes dependant upon the season.

I took these photographs last week in the Woodland that I regularly walk.
Being the wild variety as opposed to Parkland Deer, they are very difficult to approach and generally are gone before you can even see them. You have to be very quiet, downwind and extremely fortunate normally to get a photograph.










24 comments:

  1. Still got my eyes open for our urban roes and muntjac here in Newark

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    1. Yes plenty of muntjac around Simon.

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  2. Terrific photos! That first one looks like a 2-headed deer, except I count 5 legs! We don't have these in the Americas.

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  3. Oh you have been so lucky, I've only seen them from a distance, great images.

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  4. Hi Roy,
    to get so close and great photos is always a nice experience.
    Well, if the wind is good ..
    regards Frank

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    1. Yes it was great to see them Frank.

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  5. Very beautiful animals and stunning images.
    Karin

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  6. Très amusante cette petite queue noire ;-)
    Très jolie série Roy. un bel animal.
    Bises et bon dimanche

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  7. They look very similar to our White-tailed Deer, also pretty wary of people.

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  8. Wonderful photos of these beautiful animals!

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  9. Very nice and interesting information about the life of the fallow deer with you.
    Beautiful pictures too:-)

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  10. These are absolutely beautiful Roy. I keep forgetting to add you to my sidebar list thingy but have rectified that now!

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