Sunday, September 4, 2011


My yard seems to be filled with Whitetail Deer fawns. This is the first time I’ve seen these triplets in the yard without their mother.

A doe has to be in prime condition to raise three youngsters. These guys look like they’ve been extremely well cared for.

I kept expecting the doe to show herself and judging by the way the fawns kept looking around, they might have been expecting the same thing. She was looking a little thin the last time I saw her, but she was still healthy. I doubt that she’ll be in shape for triplets again next year.

Besides these triplets, there are two sets of twins that also spend a lot of time near the yard. If this reproductive rate is typical of the other does in the area, the deer population could be doubled over last year. I hate to think what this will do to the Blue Jay Barrens plants.

I’ve been spotted. One fawn has headed for the field and a second has just noticed me. Looks like the photo shoot is about to come to an end.

There they go, moving so fast they ran out of frame.

A Camera Critters submission.


  1. They are so cute. The expression on the fawn's face when she looks back is so funny:)

  2. Wonderful! Love them. Yes, I know they eat the stuff you want to keep, but they certainly are beautiful!

  3. Lovely photos of these beautiful animals.


  4. HI Steve...I bet you thought I had died and gone to-----!! lol

    Doggone it aren't they the cutest little critters!!
    Your have some good breeding grounds there wonder they like it there with all those luscious plants!! : }

  5. Wonderful captures--thanks for the tour! I love the look on the fawn-face in the second to last photo when you were busted.
    thanks for sharing! and
    Happy Labor Day too!

  6. Hi, Gonzalez family. Deer faces can mimic many human expressions. Some are so comical, you’re almost sure there’s a real person trapped inside the deer.

    Hi, Lois. I agree. I can appreciate them even when they’re aggravating me.

    Thanks, Tatjana.

    Hi, grammie g. Every time you disappear like that I imagine that you’ve fallen from your ladder and are laying out in the yard waiting for someone to help you up. Glad you’re back and OK. I know you had a storm, but at least there wasn’t a blizzard with zero degree temperatures while your power was out.

    Thanks, Noni. The deer always look so surprised when they finally discover they’re being watched.

  7. What a gift to have these so close at hand. Sadly, that's usually a sign their habitat is disappearing. Ah, to have our cake and eat it too.

  8. Not so much a sign of losing habitat but feeling comfortable in their surroundings I'd say. At least that's my experience.
    I have had the privilege this summer to watch a set of twins and one little guy who sadly seems to be missing his mama.
    You got some great shots of them enjoying the corn.

  9. Hi, Cheryl. The habitat around here is actually great for deer. Their numbers continue to increase. Corn is like an irresistible candy to deer, so they can't help but come eat it. They never get so much that it damages their health.

    Thanks, Carletta. It’s always sad when you see a little guy that has lost his parent.

    Hi, Frank. I always enjoy watching the deer.