I stalk on open land in Suffolk. On the land there are a number of spots where I would expect to see roe at this time of year. However there are far fewer around. A little bit of work with the binos shows that the roe are on adjacent rape fields, moving on in early morning and off at sun set.
So my question are apart from rape poisoning is this just whilst the rape is in flower, is this common and do I need to wait to its harvested before the roe return