Deer on the Old Quarry Trail – Kanata, Ontario

Deer on the Old Quarry Trail – Kanata, Ontario

It was -8C, a light wind was blowing, a few flakes of snow were falling and the deer were there to greet me as I took a brisk walk around the Old Quarry Trail loop of Ottawa’s Greenbelt trail system.

The deer were nibbling on the tips of the junipers when I arrived but happily stopped and came closer for the few chunks of apple that I had brought with me.

This deer is smaller than the rest but holds a special spot for me. It was the runt of the litter when it was born and I photographed it when it was fawn still rather unstable on its skinny legs. Nice to see each year that it is still alive and well.

I usually see plenty of Chickadees on this trail but today there was only one small group that greeted me at the end of the boardwalk. They were happy to take my sunflower seeds but the light was quite low back in the woods so I couldn’t get any good photos of them this time around.

Our other “Old Quarry Trail” blog entries.

About Ron

Ron has long had an interest in photography and traveling and, in recent years, has had more time to devote to both activities. Long a Pentax user, Ron switched to Nikon gear when he went digital. The advent of the digital SLR camera, and the ease of the internet blogging process, has provided a venue for sharing his photography and travel experience at the local, national and international level. More about Ron
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1 Response to Deer on the Old Quarry Trail – Kanata, Ontario

  1. Patrick says:

    Hi – can I use some of these photos on my blog, and Ontario Trails Group pages on facebook?


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