The return of the roe deer

And with the winter back, so is the roe deers. At least the male that has been eating bird seeds on the roof of the doghouse every night this winter. He came early tonight, before it was completly dark, and now he is growing antlers and looks really nice. He does not seem to mind if I look from the windows, but of course he is always turning and looking around for enemies..




30 thoughts on “The return of the roe deer

  1. Beautiful photographs. We are all on our guard here in B. C.’s Interior to shoo the deer away from eating all our tulips. In the summer, they’ll come down the mountain and eat half of every tomato, but courteously leave half for us, (smile).


    1. Yes, I know I lot of norwegians too hate to have roedeers in their gardens and try a lot of things to keep them out. I do not mind at all, on the contrary, and in my place the do no harm. As soon as their is any barren ground they are off to the woods and stay there because they find enough food. The are not here when the tulips shows (hopefully shows), and have onbly eaten some small apple trees I planted (but that could have been the moose)..


  2. about fifty feet behind my house is a fence. from that fence for another 200 yards is farmland, then woods. i see deer and turkey every day, but they don’t look as cute as this one. the turkey are so funny, gobbling and chasing each other rather loudly every morning. i’m a little worried though. a month ago there were 50 birds out there every day. but this week i only see about 12. might be some fresh turkey for easter.


    1. Could it be wild turkey? Anyway, I am sure they are amusing and interesting to see, and I know how it is when numbers decline. Last year it was up to 5 roedeers visiting, but usually 2 or 3, this year up to 3 roedeers, but usually just one (the male)..


    1. The little buggar is a small kind of deer. quoting Wikipedia: “The European roe deer (Capreolus capreolus), also known as the western roe deer, chevreuil or just roe deer, is a Eurasian species of deer. It is relatively small, reddish and grey-brown, and well-adapted to cold environments. Roe deer are widespread in Western Europe, from the Mediterranean to Scandinavia, and from the British Isles to the Caucasus. It is distinct from the somewhat larger Siberian roe deer.”


  3. I have to say your story is much more interesting than my tale of dealing with jack rabbits squeezing through our backyard fence to nibble on everything and leave many reminders of their presence!

    Very nice photographs!


    1. Thanks Bluelyon! I guess thew rabbits are also lovely, but at the same time maybe not so if they make a lot of damage. I am lucky with the roe deers, they are gone when thinks starts to grow. But i get a lot of reminders, yes, but I see them as fertilizers… 😉


  4. You may not think so,but the photo of the Roe Deer, is a wild animal to me. I love it. Just as we see wild boars all the time so think nothing of it, I am sure you see animals frequently that we would never see here in Hawaii.
    I found it very interesting that most photos of wild animals are not taken in the wild. I was surprised. However your photos have caught them as though they were in there natural habitat.

    I’ve really enjoyed looking through your blog. Wonderfully put together and very informative. Is there a way to subscribe to your blog through a feed other then email?

    Thank you for stoping by and taking a look at my blog. It was nice to see that.


    1. Thanks you so much for your interesting comment, Karen. And yes, the roe deers are all wild animals. They know no boundries, and just visit to get some extra food in the harsh winter months. About subscribing I know no other way than to click the follow-button, and get an email… And you are doing great, photojournalistic stuff from Hawaii, I have much to learn!


      1. Thank you for the kind words. I will go to your blog and subscribe via email if that is the only way to do it. I had to figure out how to put a feed on my blog and it took me quite a while to do it. But some had asked to use it so I did it.

        Since then I’ve subscribed to blogs via feed and I must say I really enjoy using one. I look forword to your blog and photographs in the future.


  5. This is way too cute. It reminds me of the Javelina we got in our backyard every night at my old house. I used to throw birdseed during the day and the Javelina would come at night and eat it! We threw corn cobs for them and they’d hold them in their mouths and chew them just like a person (but rotated the cob in their mouth instead of with their hooves). There was a huge family of 15 that came by almost every night, and then an injured male who came around when the family wasn’t there. It’s amazing how they find food, even tiny bird seeds.


    1. Thanks for your nice and interesting comment, Ember. I have not heard about javaline before, but I checked: skunk pig, it is an animals that looks like a pig, but are of another animal species..


      1. Yep! Where I used to live (in Arizona) instead of the book, “The Three Little Pigs” we have a book called, “The Three Little Javelinas”. But, there’s another book called, “Don’t Call Me a Pig! A Javelina Story” so we learn early on in the desert that they aren’t pigs. 🙂


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