It appeared to be a nice morning around dawn on Thursday 22nd April so I decided I would go and see if I could see the Hares before the hedges filled in as the leaves were coming out rapidly. Well I didn’t realise how cold it was and when I got to the top of the hills there was a really icy cold wind which blew straight through instead of around! I consider myself quite hardy as I enjoy an early winter walk, but the wind was something else! I have to admit it took me most of the morning to warm up after I got home!

I saw Hares but like the one in the image they didn’t think much of the cold weather either, this one was still in the same position when I came back from a little tour around. I took Tilly to a footpath close by so she could have a walk.

Hiding Hare!
Hiding Hare!

On the way to the footpath there is a steep valley to drive down I could see Sheep on one side of the slope and then I saw a single white animal on the other side, I thought it was strange on it’s own. I stopped the car and realised it was a Leucistic Fallow Deer Hind with three other ‘normal’ deer. I was really excited to see her. I had my camera ready and got out of the car, I thought they might disappear, but although they knew I was there they slowly moved to the cover and I managed to get some images. A few minutes either side and I would have missed them, so lucky!

Leucistic Fallow Deer Hind
Leucistic Fallow Deer Hind
Leucistic Fallow Deer with Stag and hind
Leucistic Fallow Deer with Stag and hind

Leucistic Fallow Deer and hind

Leucistic Fallow Deer and hinds

Leucistic Fallow Deer and hind

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