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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 2nd December, 2013)

Wild Deer


Wild Deer
Wild Deer in a field at Shevington.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
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Comment by: Derek Platt on 2nd December 2013 at 00:04

Good photo, looks frosty. Did you have your deerstalker hat on.

Comment by: Ken R on 2nd December 2013 at 00:05

Nice one Mick. Do you think this is a younger deer, or is there a herd of "Small deer" around ??

Comment by: Ellen on 2nd December 2013 at 02:06

This is lovely! How high is the fencing?--It makes the deer look small.

Comment by: john on 2nd December 2013 at 07:10

Nice one mick,just shows always have your camera ready

Comment by: Mick on 2nd December 2013 at 08:00

The fencing is next to the M6 motorway.

There was three of them you can see the M6 and see them walking about on the video.

http://youtu.be/Ybn0UPLUNFM

Comment by: Harry C. on 2nd December 2013 at 08:28

Seen some deer in Crawford Wood Aspull and on the A6 early morning.

Comment by: john on 2nd December 2013 at 09:20

they are Munjak deer , originally imported from china .lots about now ,hardy little fellows .lots about .

Comment by: dirty harry on 2nd December 2013 at 09:20

nice bit of meat walking about there what with christmas comming up an all . so where abouts is this again?

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 2nd December 2013 at 10:04

Oh dear what a nice little deer....nice pic Mick....cheers!!!!!

Comment by: Roy on 2nd December 2013 at 11:55

Hi Mick, good photo, seen some deer in fields adjacent to Mill Dam Wood. I went to the video and it says 'Sorry, video unavailale'. Please refer to my comment on your P a D yesterday.

Comment by: Ron D on 2nd December 2013 at 11:58

Yesterday and today .Two fine picks.
Your photographs are getting better by the day.

Comment by: jont65 on 2nd December 2013 at 12:11

I think this is a Muntjac deer they are only small

Comment by: Mick on 2nd December 2013 at 12:46

Roy yesterday s photo was taken on the track that comes from Church lane

Comment by: Garry on 2nd December 2013 at 13:42

Rudolph the red nose reindeer has very shinny nose...Rudolph the red nose reind...think I'd better stop.
Known as santa's 9th reindeer.
Well done Mick Bryne, a lovely Christmas photo. It would be ever better taken with snow.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 2nd December 2013 at 17:02

They're Roe Deer. Hard to tell from this pic (other than the location) but easy identified on the video.

Comment by: norman on 2nd December 2013 at 20:30

take your photos,but please do not give the loction of these deer for obvious reasons

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 2nd December 2013 at 21:36

That is beautiful Mick.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 2nd December 2013 at 21:42

Good point Norman....shame when it gets to this though ,isnt it.?

Comment by: Roy on 3rd December 2013 at 00:05

Thanks Mick that track joins the one i thought you were on.

Comment by: Jonny Five on 16th January 2014 at 10:21

This is a Roe deer looks to be a female, no antlers and no male tackle to be seen. males loose their antlers during the winter and grow again late winter. Easy way to spot the female is by the white patch on its bum has a small short tail called a anal tush and no mens bits or antlers. Muntjac are smaller with canine teeth and a much thin sharp pointed head. I have seen fallow deer regular in the Appley bridge area along with Roe deer. Fantastic animals!

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