A Day in the Life of a Fawn


Following up on yesterday’s post…  The fawn was in our yard Monday morning, bedded down behind a double trunked tree.  I took a batch of photos between 9:15 and 9:30, then went to play golf.  When I got back home, around 2:30, the fawn was still there, just turned around and facing the other direction.  I took a few more photos then, and more later in the afternoon.  I used a zoom lens, staying well away from the fawn, but it was definitely aware of me.  While the rest of its body stayed perfectly still, its ears moved to track me as I walked around.  Once back inside, I kept an eye out the back windows whenever I had a chance and was lucky enough to see the mother doe return around 7:15 in the evening. I grabbed my camera and was able to capture the reunion. The little fawn jumped up, ran to the doe, and immediately started nursing.  After a few minutes, they moved on.

Click the thumbnails below to scroll through larger images, taken from mid-morning through early evening.