It really might just be "All Deer, All the Time" here on Nature Tales and Camera Trails -- at least for the next little while with me as guest blogger. Unlike my mother, I don't seem to have the ability to attract a variety of animals (rare or common) to within my camera's viewfinder. (Of course when I saw my first lynx outside of captivity last week, my camera was sitting safely at home beside the computer).
But I do see deer. Lots and lots of deer. Nearly every day. In fact, if for some reason in some alternate reality, anyone ever wanted to pay me an admission fee to drive around the Quispamsis and Saint John, New Brunswick area to see deer, I would be happy and confident to offer a 100% money-back guarantee if we didn't see any.
Anyway, yesterday I saw a mere eight deer -- two groups of four in two separate locations. I took these photos in the afternoon. These deer were in a wooded area not far from the UNBSJ campus. I had my camera as I was en route to a Doodlebops concert with my children (aged 3 and 1/2 and 1 and 1/2) ... but that is another story. I pulled the van over to the side of a one-way street exiting the university and took the photos. The deer didn't seem to mind. They also didn't seem to mind my son yelling out to them "We love you deer!" or his loud inquiries to me as to why none of the other cars going by were stopping to look at the deer or take pictures. (I suggested maybe they didn't have their cameras with them.)
The deer were nibbling on cedar branches. The group of four deer I saw later in the evening were just out for a stroll in an open field, but it was too dark to take photos.
Posted by: "Guest Blogger" Riel