Up until last night I had no idea that Roe formed groups or herds in the winter.
On our way back from a highseat last night walking around some lakes my mate spotted a deer sillhouette about 20 yards from us skylined with the moon behind. I whipped out the NV and it was a Roe Doe just stood watching us. We put a torch on her and she was quite happy for a minute or so then moved away. When I put the NV back on to try and spot her again she had joined 8 others who were all about 30 yards away just staring at us!! We moved a bit closer and they then pronked away (again I didn't know they did this like Fallow!) and formed a tight group almost like a legion of Romans forming a defence!! A few minutes later they were gone!
It was a great mini experience and while I was scouting round with the NV I spotted a youngster couched down close to where we saw the 1st one but left it in peace.
It's the most Roe I've seen on my land as previously all I had seen was one buck, one Doe and 2 kids other than a couple more on the trailcam. Will be interesting if they all have youngsters in a couple of months time as they all looked to be the same size in the dark!! It's also nice to get chance to observe them, all be it briefly as I only normally see munties,