Montana Outdoors

July 20, 2014

The clover blossoms are not all that’s sweet.

Filed under: Animals, White-tail deer — Tags: — montucky @ 7:30 pm

White tail fawn

Most of the predators of the White-tail are color blind and they would see a monotone view. Here is the same photo converted to black & white:

Fawn B & W


  1. Oh, I love this … all ears and legs … amid a field of clover … sweet, indeed.


    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — July 20, 2014 @ 7:34 pm

    • We think this fawn’s mother was one of our friends from last summer and probably the summer before that. She knows that this is a safe house.


      Comment by montucky — July 20, 2014 @ 8:22 pm

  2. I knew a fawn’s spots were good in dappled light, but I hadn’t ever considered how they would match clover blossoms.


    Comment by jomegat — July 20, 2014 @ 7:35 pm

  3. It’s great to see them when they’re not in my garden.


    Comment by wordsfromanneli — July 20, 2014 @ 7:36 pm

    • For several years the deer were the only ones who benefitted from our gardens too. Three years ago I surrounded the garden area with 7 foot high nylon “deer fence” and it has kept them out and us very happy.


      Comment by montucky — July 20, 2014 @ 8:27 pm

  4. At my house, that little critter will soon be stealing apples off my tree.


    Comment by Malcolm R. Campbell — July 20, 2014 @ 7:37 pm

    • While I was taking the picture, this fawn’s mother was doing just that. In fact the fawn was looking at her. We dedicate that tree and its apples to the deer anyway (and hope that a visiting bear doesn’t break too many branches).


      Comment by montucky — July 20, 2014 @ 8:29 pm

  5. Very cute, I know when they come to the garden they are hungry; it is difficult to be mad with them.


    Comment by Charlie@Seattle Trekker — July 20, 2014 @ 9:06 pm

    • I know. We have used nylon fencing now to screen them off from the most vulnerable things (like the garden and the most vulnerable flowers in the flower beds) and that works for us and the deer too. We realize that they lived here long before we came along and in reality it is us who are imposing on their natural home.


      Comment by montucky — July 20, 2014 @ 10:17 pm

  6. Adorable!


    Comment by Brenda Davis Harsham — July 20, 2014 @ 10:05 pm

  7. How gorgeous is that wee creature. Adorable.


    Comment by Vicki — July 21, 2014 @ 2:34 am

  8. It’s hard to beat a fawn for cuteness! If it laid down in that field of clover it would probably be all but invisible.


    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — July 21, 2014 @ 4:46 am

    • Yes, it would be, and they are experts at hiding when necessary.


      Comment by montucky — July 21, 2014 @ 8:09 am

  9. Sweet for sure! The clover makes perfect camouflage too, doesn’t it?


    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — July 21, 2014 @ 5:35 am

    • It does. If you look at the photo in black and white, the fawn is nearly invisible.


      Comment by montucky — July 21, 2014 @ 8:10 am

  10. It’s lovely. Which species is it? Roe deer?


    Comment by highland hind — July 21, 2014 @ 7:09 am

    • It’s a white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). They are very numerous here.


      Comment by montucky — July 21, 2014 @ 8:06 am

  11. Fawns are so precious.


    Comment by bearyweather — July 21, 2014 @ 8:42 am

    • They sure are! There is at least one doe here who makes a point of bringing her new fawn/s to our back yard each summer.


      Comment by montucky — July 21, 2014 @ 9:30 am

  12. Wonderful shot, the title says it all!


    Comment by Sue — July 21, 2014 @ 9:33 am

  13. Awesome cuteness Terry !!!!


    Comment by Bernie Kasper — July 21, 2014 @ 12:21 pm

  14. ahhhh, adorable!


    Comment by Tammie — July 21, 2014 @ 6:50 pm

  15. I love that the doe brings her baby to you, to show it off. I had a mother raccoon who was around for three years, and every year she brought her babies for me to see. There’s no question that’s what she was up to, because I lived on the second floor, and she had to climb a tree to get to my balcony. She’d haul the babies up, one at a time, then scratch at the door until I came. Once I’d looked at them, she’d carry them back down and they’d head into the woods that backed up to my place. It was wonderful.

    I’ve never seen a fawn in clover, but it does do as well as dappled light, doesn’t it? I saw you note about black and white and tried it. Amazing.


    Comment by shoreacres — July 21, 2014 @ 7:10 pm

    • I’ve encountered many times over the years situations where I’m sure there was intentional communication from wild animals. It’s always thrilling, exciting and more than just a little un-nerving from the perspective of a potential predator.


      Comment by montucky — July 21, 2014 @ 10:34 pm

  16. Hi Montucky, A great picture of that little fawn. So cute! Have a splendid day today!


    Comment by wildlifewatcher — July 22, 2014 @ 5:45 am

  17. What an unbelievably sweet image, of that gorgeous creature…. it’s as though she was posing for you against the clover!


    Comment by FeyGirl — July 22, 2014 @ 11:00 am

  18. So cute. Excellent capture.


    Comment by Sartenada — July 24, 2014 @ 2:07 am

  19. Oh, she is sweet and her little spots match the clover! I see where everyone else said that, too. You should post the b/w picture, very cool.


    Comment by Candace — July 24, 2014 @ 9:20 pm

    • You are right. I added a B & W conversion to the post. Isn’t the fawn’s camo amazing?


      Comment by montucky — July 24, 2014 @ 10:09 pm

  20. Better camouflage than I realized…fawns are dear, aren’t they? 😉


    Comment by Watching Seasons — August 6, 2014 @ 9:38 am

    • They sure are. There’s one right now off to the side of the house, probably the one in the photo. Its mom knows where the safe places are.


      Comment by montucky — August 6, 2014 @ 4:50 pm

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