Choosing a wood.
Positioning the camera
So what did I film ?
- A dominant hind (adult female): She is the one who first comes up the hill and leads the rest. Whenever I have watched the deer in this wood, there has always seemed to be one adult female who is on "lookout", and who seems to lead the group. I think the same female leads the group all the time, but it's hard to tell because female red deer don't have many distinguishing features.
- Three other adult females (hinds).
- 2 spiker stags. These will be 2 or 3 years old. Their antlers are stubby, have one spike and look furry because they are growing Antlers grow each year with fur (velvet) around them until they harden then the velvet falls off. Red deer antlers start growing in April and finish in August.
- One calf, which would have been born around late May.
- Two yearling hinds, about a year old.
- Two older hinds, about two years old.
(It's a bit blocky in parts, that happened in the video conversion, not in the trail camera)
And more than just red deer...
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