Fawn in the Backyard!
I was surprised to a spotted fawn and her mother in the backyard around 11:00 this morning.
I've seen mother and fawn in the yard before, but it is usually around dawn. I was so shocked I practically scared them both away running for my camera and fumbling to turn it on. I didn't have time to change any settings, so what you see is what I got!
The fawn has actually grown quite a bit since the last time I saw her. She is still half the size of her mother, but she looks more graceful and doe-like. Still has her spots, though!
I was frantically snapping pictures through the window, and this little one flicked her ears at every shutter click. I didn't even get a real close look at her until I reviewed the images this afternoon. That is when I noticed there was something on her face in every picture. It turned out to be a big, fat fly.
My husband said the biting flies we saw at the cape were deer flies (as opposed to horse flies or green flies, who bite as well). It took a ton of bug spray to keep those flies away from us. I just hope the deer are thick-skinned about it, because those things really hurt!