Out for a short wander on a local site, I noticed what appeared to be lone sheep busily grazing in one of the fields. I guessed it to be a ram that was being held back from the ewes so didn’t give it much further thought….Until I got closer to it and it looked up.. It wasn’t a sheep at all, it was a white Sika deer hind! I dropped down behind a clump of thistles, waited for her to settle, then slowly moved forward until I was able to get some pretty decent shots..
She knew full well that I was there, but by taking it steady and not rushing in I was able to gain her trust so that she was content to continue grazing while I sat about 10 yards away. When I had the shots I needed, I slowly backed away and left her to continue her grazing.
The bunch that I found out on the saltmarsh weren’t quite so accommodating though. Not that I fancied a slow crawl through the mud anyway!