Deer Photography - June

Key behaviours / activities to look out for this month are:

  • Mother does calling to and attending to their youngsters.

  • Bond between sibling pairs broken.

  • Yearlings become solitary.

 

As the vegetation gets longer, it becomes progressively more difficult to catch sight on the youngsters, who are still small at this stage. 

The fawns are left alone for hours at a time, which allows them to build up energy reserves! 

Moving off to another safe resting spot. 

Mothers have a good idea of whereabouts their fawns, and you can photograph them calling to and feeding their youngsters. 

Soon after a suckle from the mother, the doe will attend to her fawn's bottom, to stimulate elimination. 

June is the month when sibling pairs that have made it through the spring are most likely to finally break-up.  

The young females are the most likely to stay near (or in) their natal range. 

It's the less physically developed yearling bucks that are most likely of all the young males to stay close by, but they will generally keep a low profile to avoid antagonising the nearby mature males

Early and late in the day is the most likely time to see big territorial males moving around their range. 

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