Spring Revisited

Handful of blue bells – Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_5253

Spring time and we are still in lockdown.  So I wanted to revisit some of my spring pictures from around Somerset – starting with roe deer.

This is the sort of view most of us get of a deer – actually most of the time it is running away.  Here in Babcary Meadows I was lucky to have my back to a dark hedge.  If the deer stares in your direction you have to stand totally still as they will instantly react to the slightest movement.

Standing Deer – Babcary Meadows, Somerset, UK. ID 807_3905

Only a few weeks ago I stubbled on this deer at Lynchcombe in the Mendip Hills.  It was only a few metres away.  Walking in the shadows it did not see me at first.  Then it looked up and with a click of my camera it was gone.

I wish my camera had a much quieter shutter!

Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) – Lynchcombe, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_5005

I few years ago I watched this deer tip-toe through the bluebells at Longwood near Cheddar.

Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus) in Bluebells – Longwood, UK. ID JBB_0461

This time it was much further away, and it must have been short sighted as it seemed unsure I was there.  This gave me several seconds to take a few pictures.

Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus) amongst Bluebells – Longwood, UK. ID JBB_0457

And finally…

The picture I normally get.

Roe Deer – Prospect Fields, Langport, Somerset, UK. ID 822_1909

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