|a quick mouthful|
Our most frequent sightings are of roe deer: chevreuil. We don't see them every day but they are regular visitors. If we spot them from the bathroom window in the mornings they tend to be moving from the right [east] to the left [west]. When we see them in the evenings they come from the left and move towards the right.
Most of the time, the camera is nowhere to hand or the light is too poor. Earlier this evening, at about 6:20pm, we struck lucky.
|a good scratch|
Two does came ambling very slowly out of the woods to the west and the camera was to hand. Happily they didn't bound off and we were able to get some shots from Antoinette's study. They aren't brilliant as it was already dusk and getting darker by the minute. We had to use the low light setting on the camera and as they moved slowly along there is a bit of blurring.
|what's that noise!|
However we managed to take two shots where they stood still. In one, one of the does is having a good scratch of her withers. In the other the doe is looking straight at the house in reaction to the sound of the water being pumped from the immersion heater in the barn
They are wary; hardly surprizing with all the hunters, and every sound or movement from the house is carefully evaluated for threat.