Cervine suggestion

Today, we went up on Cannock Chase again, and I make no apologies for another feature on the deer. These lovely ladies were a smaller subset of the herd from last week, but on this occasion, they were a little more tolerant. They may well have been hungry. This is the closest I’ve ever managed to get to them.

If you want to give your kids a great Christmassy experience, why not take them for a walk over the Chase with a few carrots and see if you can find some? It really is a great thing to do.

I noticed the deer in a couple of places on the Chase today, they really are fine animals. Sadly, folk appear to have been poaching illegally up there of late, which I find rather sad.

For more of this sort of thing,  see my 365daysofbiking journal.

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The herd was smaller today, but somewhat bolder.

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One mother and fawn were absent, but two of the three last week were present.

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The deer seemed less skittish today for some reason.

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If you ever want to feed deer, they love carrots, potato peelings and cabbage leaves.

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If you are gentle in movement and quiet, they will tolerate your company for a good feed.

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I think they were quite hungry today, they hoovered up every last bit of carrot.

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The fawns look healthy and are growing strong.

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In the heard of fallows, there seems to be a strain with a much darker coat.

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I’ve never managed to get this close before.

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4 Responses to Cervine suggestion

  1. David Evans says:

    Hi Bob
    beautiful!
    many thanks
    David

  2. Sue says:

    Fantastic, been seeing them more and more lately, but not this close. There’s quite a herd at Pye Green, they seem to travel to the “nature reserve” behind Pye Green Valley School, across a main road and through a housing estate! Are the darker ones muntjacs?

    • Hi Sue
      I believe there’s a large colour variance in fallows, although this one doesn’t have the stripy bum which is making me wonder. It’s not a muntjack – they’re tiny, like a dog. I’ve only ever seen them fleetingly, as they run across my path – you think they’re a red setter, only far more nimble.
      Didn’t know about the ones at Pye Green, although I have seen them around Springslade and Brocton.

      Cheers

      Bob

  3. Clive says:

    Lovely photos Bob. thank you.

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