Has anyone come across this before...I walk my dog on cultivated grassland Down (Sussex Downs) daily. The area has small areas of woods nearby but they are not thick in any sense, you can see from one side to another. In a nature reserve near to where I live last week I saw a fallow doe with a small herd of cows with their calves and dartmoor type ponies. The cows were nudging the doe away who seemed quite resistant to leaving. The nearest tree line was 300m away and that is a very thin tree line.
Today I saw what I presume to be the same doe grazing contently with the small herd. The doe appeared to be well was moving well and was alert. It was now being tolerated by the herd, even grazing directly next to a nursing cow. The doe was about the same height as the calves.
I've seen the odd roe up there but they have been very skittish and have run away at first sight of humans, but this doe was content to watch me from about 75m away albeit through a very sparse hedge line.