Month by month, the behaviour, numbers and movements of garden birds in a rural garden in county Wicklow are chronicled.
Saturday, 31 March 2012
Deer oh Deer !
In previous years we have suffered a bit of damage to Sika Deer, browsing the garden during the night or at dawn: young saplings with bark stripped, daffodils munched, and some small bare rooted trees broken by scratching, rubbing antlers..
so far so good this spring, though this week the bird feeders attracted the attention of a couple of Sika: a doe and younger animal.. they remained long enough to be photographed, before bouncing off behind my favourite white daffodils, Narcissus Thalia and into their more typical habitat: wet birch wood..