The last three weeks have been hectic for travel, with Africa, Dubai, Switzerland and Denmark on the agenda, but finally I've had a chance to get out with the camera again.
This morning was glorious, with a heavy frost. I made my way down to the cover crop field and, sure enough, the older doe appeared. She has still clearly not given birth yet, but it can't be long. She crossed through the cover crop and reappeared in one of the adjoining fields.
I was watching here when I glanced behind me and saw the buck now coming through the cover crop. He was intent in his actions, trotting enthusiastically through the crop only stopping occasionally to thrash the undergrowth. As he got closer he spotted the dogs and became a bit more cautious:
Just as I thought he was going to come right up close he stopped about 70 yards away, stared intently, and clearly the dogs proved too much as he bounded away back through the cover crop. He's a good looking boy, and I'll hopefully get some better shots as we head towards summer.