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Mid-October Deer

October 23, 2010

The deer have been keeping themselves to themselves, until this last week. The doe and the two fawns have been out of the Belt Wood in the early mornings on at least three occasions in the week. The two fauns are now well grown, probably about three-quarters of the size of the doe. Whether it is the same doe with the maternal instincts it is impossible to tell. The group which they have formed appears to be a strong one. They are watchful and seem to keep on the move to an extent. Grazing on the fallow land near the wood, they drift effortlessly through the hedge to Mr Crane’s meadows when there suspicions are aroused. It appears to me that one of the fawns is more heavily built than the other, perhaps a male, but they turn and I doubt my instincts.

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