Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Hello deer

Part two of my series on camera sightings, today is a series of clips on the Muntjac.

Its interesting to note that Muntjac have been seen only occasionally on the site over the past 10 years but the camera data shows that they are much more abundant illustrating how timid and cryptic they can be.

This second clip taken at the same time shows this female particularly well.

I have never seen two Muntjac together but the camera identifies at least one pair moving in and out of the area, heres hoping for young this year.

Lastly is evidence of the deer feeding on the leaves around the camera. Most earlier clips show the deer just moving through the area however eventually they started to stay longer and foraged through the leaf litter and then this winter began to feed upon the leaves.