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Nobby



Joined: 24 Mar 2005
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Location: Kenley Surrey UK

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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 11:04 pm    Post subject: Deer in my garden in Kenley Reply with quote

I was getting ready to leave for work this morning when I saw this is my garden.

Roe Deer
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Roe Deer
Roe Deer
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The pictures are taken off a video from my mobile phone so they are a bit grainy.

Will prob put the video on YouTube at some time.

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blueeyedchick



Joined: 15 Mar 2013
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Location: LEICESTERSHIRE

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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh Nobby what a lovely thing-so gentle and timid. A beautiful creature to have visit your garden you are lucky!
Do you have an open aspect over the trees at the bottom as this must be where it has come from?

Nice garden too - so tidy!!!


Kathy
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Nobby



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Location: Kenley Surrey UK

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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Kathy.
My garden is setup high from the woods with a tall fence. About 3 doors along the gardens open up into the woods and the deer get in that way and work their way along the gardens.

My neighbours say they like the young shoots from apple trees and also for some reason Begonias. I notice my newly planted Black Plum has had a few nibbles as well. A small price to pay though. Very Happy

I was very lucky to have been left a wonderful garden from the previous owner so I am leaving it until the end of the summer when I would have been in a year just to see what grows.

I have posted the video on You Tube. You can see it here. It's a bit shaky as I only had my mobile phone to hand at the time.

You Tube link

https://youtu.be/A5eqzZkUBUo

Brett.

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blueeyedchick



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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nobby
I have taken a look at your video, so much better than a still photo-smashing! It's good enough for Springwatch!!

Do you think the Deer are getting more tolerant of humans or would they scuttle off if they saw you?

Kathy
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Nobby



Joined: 24 Mar 2005
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Location: Kenley Surrey UK

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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had to keep quite still when I was filming as she noticed even slight movements. At first she was motionless staring towards me then relaxed a bit.

When I am out mountain biking in the woods in the early hours the deer stand and watch me riding towards them. Eventually they melt away into the woods when I get too close for comfort.

I think deer numbers are on the increase as I have lived around here for 50 odd years and only started seeing them regularly in the last 5 years or so.

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SueP



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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2015 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How fantastic Nobby, I so love deers. Have had many close encounters in the new forest but never in my own garden, how lucky are you. Here are a couple of pics I got recently.
Deer new forest
Deer new forest
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Close encounter
Close encounter
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Mixing with the ponies
Mixing with the ponies
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. We have been lucky enough to find a place frequented by the Deers but seemingly void of people. We have never encountered other people in this spot, and as long as we stay still the deers carry on their business around us. Beautiful.
Sue
Ps. Miss your blue tits posts
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Nobby



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Location: Kenley Surrey UK

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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2015 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Sue great pics. I agree they are beautiful creatures.

Looks like one or both of my Blue Tit parents have been predated by cats this year. I will have a look in the nest box soon and see how many chicks hatched out.

I hope to get my camera up and running again for next year.

Brett.

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