This summer we have been blessed by the birth of twin fawns on our property. We are lucky to catch glimpses of them with their mom on occasion. On Saturday, August 1st Charlie got out of bed before me and put the shade up in the hallway window that overlooks the front yard. I was still a bit sleepy so when he said, “Oh my goodness, you aren’t going to believe what is lying under the serviceberry tree. One of the fawns!” My reply was that I wasn’t sure if I believed him because he often does things like that to get me out of bed earlier than I would want to. He swore it was true and that I should get up quick before I missed it. He sounded sincere so I decided to take a look.
I wasn’t disappointed that I looked. I grabbed my camera, slowly opened the window so I didn’t have to shoot through it, and started snapping away. I was able to capture a very cute sequence of the fawn under the tree standing and stretching. I put it together in a video so you could see them in sequence. They wandered off out of view after this and I thought that was all to our morning visit.
After eating breakfast I went upstairs to take a shower, but the shower would have to wait. The twins were back in view on the front lawn. This time I grabbed my video camera and captured them relaxing on the front lawn and grazing on the shrubs around the edge of the lawn (not the good stuff, just the wild scrub). While the twins hung out for a while I also got a few still shots of them. You can see all the pictures I took that morning by visiting my image gallery. Here is some of the video I took of them.
You can see how they have grown by comparing them to the first video I took about a month and a half ago. What a great way to start a weekend. I can’t wait until I have another opportunity to see them again.