Adventures to have and places to see

White-tailed deer

White-tailed deer
White-tailed deer can be spotted in many Ontario woodlands. They are easily startled though, and can be a challenge to photograph when walking along trails.

Sightings:

White-tailed deer Bluffs 2020

15 July 2020

While hiking at the Saugeen Bluffs Conservation Area we saw three White-tailed deer while hiking (a buck and doe), but they were too fast for us to get a picture. Just outside our campsite, we walked by an area of ferns. Tamara piped up “What’s that orange thing?”

Sure enough, it was this doe staring at us. We got to exchange glances for a while and she decided to slowly move on.

White-tailed deer Underwood 2020

11 May 2020

These three decided to cross the fields east of our house and headed to a different wooded area. They were very cautious when crossing the road.

Underwood, Ontario, Canada

White-tailed deer Underwood 2019

12 May 2019

One night we were sitting outside at the point and noticed a doe cautiously crossing the field to the east. We don’t usually see deer at that time of day. The camera was in the house and we decided to try and get some pictures. The doe didn’t run away but instead wandered down to the area where we keep beehives in our front yard. The grass is tall there and a wooden fence shelters the bees from the wind.

The next thing we know she emerges from the grass with a fawn! She must have had the fawn that day as she was still licking it, and the fawn was very hungry. We watched them for quite a while and then she took the baby out for a stroll. Eventually, they headed back to the woodlands in the South.

Underwood, Ontario, Canada

White-tailed deer Cayo Saetia

20 October 2018

In 2018 we came across these White-tailed deer in Cuba at Cayo Saetia Island!