|Young Whitetail Fawn: June 5, 2005|
Most fawns are born from mid-May to mid-June and in my experience it seems that the vast majority at Shenandoah National Park are born during the last full week in May and the first full week in June. I made my first springtime excursion to the Park in 2001 and saw a lot of fawns in the meadow that year. It was an addictive experience so I returned for fawning season each year until 2006.
Today's post features photos from an especially good morning in June of 2005. This was the first fawning season that I had my 500mmF4, and I put it to good use, when I found a doe and fawn bathed in the beautiful early morning sunlight near the wetlands in the center of the meadow. The first two photos were taken with the 1.4 extender attached. The one directly below was published the following year in The Pennsylvania Game Commission Calendar.
|Whitetail Doe Grooms Fawn|
|Whitetail Fawn Hiding In The Meadow|