The shots the BBC failed to get..

As you know the BBC broadcast Autumnwatch from Sherborne last week, and they really  wanted good footage of the local deer in daylight, not just on infrared, but they found them quite elusive. So I thought I could supplement their coverage with these shots, both taken in 2013 in Sherborne.

The first shot is of fallow deer, a single buck and a lot of does!

Fallow deer. One buck, 20 or so females

The second shot is of roe deer, with fresh antlers still covered in velvet, in the grounds of Sherborne House en route to eat our rose bushes. Judging by the way he is licking his lips, the daffodils also tasted good.

White markings round mouth are distinctive of roe deer.

I do admit, however, that the BBC caught footage through the trees of a pair of deer rutting in the woods, so not surprisingly they win this lop-sided wildlife photo contest.

2 thoughts on “The shots the BBC failed to get..”

  1. As usual Mrs. Yip’s photographs are amazing, poor show by autumn watch not to get deer, they are everywhere if youhave time and patience to watch, which is why Mrs, Yip is such a great wildlife phographer!

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