Talking of Roe Deer, I had a few early starts this week trying to photograph drinking crossbills at the pool that I have set up. Sadly the wet weather that we seem to be getting constantly is making this hard. The only times that they have been down to it has coincided with consecutive days of dry weather and these are few and far between at the moment. I am sure that as soon as it dries out for a week or so I will get the reward that my planning may deserve. It was very nice to watch this very pretty and dark Roe doe the other morning. She was feeding not too far from the little shelter hide built from natural vegetation. She had no idea that I was watching her. I squeaked the squeaker very quietly and immediately got a reaction. She lifted her head and stayed motionless. I squeaked again and she moved forward with purpose towards me. Had I been a hunter that would have been all it took. I was able to press the shutter of my camera repeatedly rather than a trigger on a rifle. I guess common sense dictates that if there are too many deer in an area they may need controlling but it is so sad to think of something as beautiful as this getting shot.
Now talking of another doe, here are a few doh-ray-me's. I am a musician and spent yesterday playing the Tuba with the South West Comms Band at the Exmouth Festival of Brass. The band is awesome and won most of the prizes. You might be surprised to hear just how good they are. Have a listen and wait to be amazed!