Deer Oh Deer
We love living in Buckinghamshire surrounded by such beautiful countryside and feel privileged to be able to watch wildlife visitors from the house. We have a variety of birds ranging from the occasional sparrowhawk and red kite to the shy, little wren, foxes and badgers, bats and field mice.
Occasionally we have muntjac deer, this one was first spotted just outside Shenstone’s back door back in early February.
We watched and photographed it from the landing window. But, horror of horrors, as it explored the garden it came across a white heather planted quite recently …. and proceeded to eat it !
I had blamed the birds for eating the tops of the crocuses planted in the same bed last autumn, but I think the muntjac have developed a taste for these and tulip shoots.
Shenstone’s garden seems to have become more popular recently with the muntjac deer. This one was spotted at the bottom of the garden on Friday last week.
We are considering introducing a deer scarer into our plans for the garden ….. perhaps decorating will have to give way to pond-digging this Easter !
- 10 Mar, 2008
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