|Four-point Buck In Rain|
|Eastern Wild Turkey Gobbler In Rain|
I noticed that although the rest of the deer had gone to the woodlands, one doe was lying down in a distant meadow, which was a bit unusual. I went back to reading and in time I noticed that she was now in the same meadow that I was. At first it appeared that she was grooming herself, but then I looked closer and saw that she was grooming something close to the ground. It had to be a fawn and I have never seen a fawn in this area this early. I fact I seldom see one before May 30th, and most are born within a few days of June 8th. This excited even a 60 year old veteran wildlife photographer, so I hurriedly removed the 70-200mm from the 7D , mounted the 500mmF4, slammed it on the tripod, and looked through the finder. There definitely was a beautiful young fawn with the doe! By the time I was ready to begin photographing and filming them, they had stopped grooming and moved slowly through the meadow, stopping from time to time.
|Doe With First Fawn Of Year|
This ended the exciting wildlife photography so I checked out the nearby streams and they were running bank full, but not yet in flood stage.
|Heavy Spring Rains Brings High Water|
|Dramatic Light After A Shower|
Originally posted at Pennsylvania Wildlife Photographer by Willard Hill