I observed a solitary small deer in the fields and woods near Montisi, on my morning walks. I saw what I believe to be the same Roe Deer at least four separate mornings.
Rastres i ja?. Ansils, vall de Benasc.
Distribution: Found in many parts of England and Scotland. Absent from Northern Ireland. Roe deer are fairly widespread in Wales. They have reached as far north west as Bangor and S.W. as far as the Cardigan area.
Months seen: All year round
Food: Mainly tree leaves and grass. Roe deer feed mainly at dawn and dusk.
Habitat: Open woodland and any place with plenty of cover.
Special features: The summer coat of the Roe Deer is smooth and red-brown in colour. The winter coat is longer and greyish in colour, as in the photo above.
The short tail is white and surrounded by a white coloured rump. The chin is white and there is a white mark on each side of the nose. The ears are larger than the other deer species and are grey-white inside.
Roe deer are monogamous, and are normally found in small family groups rather than in herds.
Roe deer fawns are born in May and June. They have white spots on their fur.
Only the Roe and the Red deer are native to Britain.
One picking across a field in the morning.
2 males in velvet.
Reh, Western Roe Deer, Capreolus capreolus.
The European roe deer (Capreolus capreolus), also known as the western roe deer, chevreuil or just roe deer, is a Eurasian species of deer. It is relatively small, reddish and grey-brown, and well-adapted to cold environments. Roe deer are widespread in Europe, from the Mediterranean to Scandinavia, and from the British Isles to the Caucasus. It is distinct from the somewhat larger Siberian roe deer.