As this is the rutting season it is important to keep ones distance so I carefully approached to about 80 yards away using the nearby tree trunks as partial cover. Not unexpectedly the Does immediately pricked up their ears but as I was downwind they stayed very calm but very watchful.
However what did interest me was the direct association with a group of Jackdaws who were busily undertaking a clean up by removing insects from the coats of the Does.
When I returned to this group later in the day the scene was not so peaceful and I'll share this in a later post. In the meantime have a good wildlife watching week wherever you are. FAB.