Fawns and Baby Ducks in the Wild


Twin fawns bouncing sideways, trying to keep up with their blacktail mom. Like watching baby lambs at play, they brought a big smile to my face.

Then the doe spotted me and gave a warning to the twins. Immediately they hid and stayed absolutely still. Nature’s way of protecting the young.

The Roaring River Wilderness is a great place to spot young birds and animals while hiking in the late spring.

On Lower Rock Lake I was treated to a goldeneye duck and her six ducklings. She was having a tough time keeping them near to her along the shoreline of the lake.

Is there a more enjoyable time to be in the outdoors?

Young Blacktail Fawn hiding from me

Young Blacktail Fawn “hiding”

Blacktail Doe

Blacktail Doe

Goldeneye Duck

Goldeneye Duck

Fritillary Butterfly

Fritillary Butterfly

Blacktail Doe among the Rhodies

Blacktail Doe among the Rhodies

Goldeneye Ducks

Goldeneye Ducks

 

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