I set the camera up pointing north, alongside an animal track which runs parallel to the edge of the woods. What might walk along this path ?
What I was hoping to find
The roe deer
As expected, most of the videos were of roe deer. There was one group of three - an adult female, a younger male, and a 11 month old calf. The younger male had small antlers still in velvet.
Then there was an older male, with a perfect set of antlers which were completely out of velvet:
There was also this buck, who has only four or five points on his antlers, and who seemed to roam alone:
I have only ever seen one fawn in this wood, but there might be more. This one was filmed by itself, which would be unusual. it's most likely the mother just took a different path:
The hareI'm beginning to spot more and more hares in the countryside around my village now. They are sometimes quite difficult to identify when they run away, but this one is fairly obvious when you see the ears:
The red squirrel
But wait: there's more !
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