Well, I've been down to the cover crop a few times in the last week but really not seen much other than the muntjac on Saturday. Today, however, began bright and frosty, so leaving the house at 06:00 with the dogs I made my way down the track and positioned myself in my favourite spot, hoping to catch sight of the roe.
Sure enough, at just after 06:45 two does and the buck appeared.
They slowly made their way towards me. I was hoping they'd be a bit slower in order to give the light time to improve but, as ever, the deer weren't reading the playbook
The leading doe made her way over and crossed the track about 40 meters from me. She could see me there with the dogs but wasn't overly concerned.
With the doe having crossed over and appeared in the field to my left, the buck and the remaining doe slowly continued their progress towards me. The buck is now well on the way to being clean of velvet.
Eventually the buck and doe crossed the track and so I switched my attention to the grass field they'd appeared in.
They made their way to the far side where they were spooked by a dog walker and disappeared away over the skyline.