Started the day by taking a walk in the Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary in Marshfield, Massachusetts. This area has had outbreaks of Easter Equine Encephalitis in recent years, so late summer/early fall I stay out of this place. But it’s one of my favorite walks, so now that we’ve had a good freeze it’s back in the rotation. the red-tailed hawk above was there to greet us as the sun was just beginning to light things up.
When you get to DWWS early in the morning, you’re sure to see lots of white-tailed deer. And this is a typical view – the doe staring at us, the young one (is it still a fawn when it has no spots?) looking a bit surprised.
But today, near the end of our walk, we almost literally ran into this youngster. All alone…standing right in the path. And un-spooked by us. I was surprised there were no other deer nearby…
We needed to get going, so we trudged forward and it went off just a bit into the woods. I had to peel the 300mm lens back to 140mm to get this one in focus.
Posted this one on Instagram earlier today. After we moved on, about 5 minutes along that path we spooked about 4 deer. I wonder if this one belonged with them?
I did some shop work today – I’ll do that as a separate post. While I was in the shop, I thought of Norman Blake’s album “Fields of November” all day. Great light and color today. Lots of earth tones.