Wednesday, 14 January 2015

2nd Jan 2015, Roe Deer in the Garden



Roe deer in field next to garden
Photograph taken by and copyright Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig 


On the day after a twitch I usually experience what I call a ‘Twitching Hangover’, where you are tired, grouchy and don’t get up until midday (unless it’s a school day).  So when Dad shook me awake at 7 am in the morning, the day after the Little Bustard Twitch, I knew it had to be something important. And it was. “Mya, Mya, get up! There’s a deer in the garden!” It was safe to say that I got up pretty sharpishly.

In my dressing gown, we watched a beautiful Roe Deer first in the field next to our garden and then as it got closer.  I didn't care if the neighbours saw me...


It wondered around to and fro eating apples from our neighbour’s garden for an at least an hour, exciting both Dad and I.  I managed to take loads of photos before it was scared away by a car.


We often see signs of deer in our garden, but it is rare to see one during the day.  Once we had one collapse in the garden injured, after being mauled by a dog.  Unfortunately, it had to be put down by a local vet.  I had a camera trap for Christmas and so I am hoping that we will see deer on the film recordings.


What an amazing start to the year in our garden!



Roe deer in next door's to garden
Photograph taken by and copyright Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig




Roe deer in next door's to garden
Photograph taken by and copyright Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig 






Roe Deer in next door's garden
Photograph taken by and copyright Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig




Roe deer in next door's to garden
Photograph taken by and copyright Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig



Roe Deer in next door's garden
Photograph taken by Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig


Roe Deer in next door's garden
Photograph taken by and copyright Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig



About the writer



Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig on Scilly
Photograph taken by and copyright Chris Craig



Mya-Rose Craig is a 12 year old young birder, conservationist, writer and speaker.    She is based near Bristol and writes the successful Birdgirl Blog, with posts about birding and conservation from around the world.  She has recently been listed with the singer songwriter George Ezra and actress Maisie Williams from Game of Thrones as one of Bristol's most influential young people.  Please like her Birdgirl Facebook Page and follow her on Birdgirl Twitter

















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