Roe deer and fox meet
After more than four years regularly watching the foxes and badgers that visit the meadow next to our house in West Yorkshire, this week a newcomer arrived - a female roe deer. She and Yehudi, one of our regular fox visitors probably already knew each other, and kept a respectful distance apart.
Yehudi is the uncle of three other new arrivals. His sister Gadwall gave birth to three cubs around 15th March, and they have been putting in regular appearances over the last couple of weeks. Gadwall, Yehudi, their mother Grey-back and Gadwall's mate White-cheek will feature in my latest writing project, about which more anon!
Laurence Rose is a conservationist, writer and composer. He has worked for the RSPB since 1983.