Every night there are roe deers in my garden, but I hardly see them in the dark. But this afternoon they came for a visit before it was completly dark. Food is the big attraction, because during winter there is not that much to find because of all the snow. And because they came early it was more to find, the birds hadn’t yet eaten all the bird seeds.
I am feeding birds with sunflower seeds, oats and other things, and it is especially the oats that attracts the roe deers. So I see them more or less every night on top of the dog house looking for leftovers from the birds, or robbing the bird feeders. That is, I get a glimpse of them because I have a light outside. The next moring I can see were they have been sleeping, that is somewere in the dark, and I also see that they have been fertilizing my garden during the night. But today, they were early, and I almost had to chase them away before walking my dog.
Most of the time the roe deers sleep somewere in the dark, or maybe leave for the forest not far away, but once I saw a small roe deer sleeping alone on top of the dog house almost covered with snow. Maybe the weather was so bad he wanted to be somewere close to food opportunities, I don’t know.The picture was not that good, but here it is:
There are more photos of roe deers, moose and deer in my photo gallery.