Searching for Deer on the Old Quarry Trail, Kanata, Ontario
Searching is probably not the best word since finding deer along the Old Quarry Trail is almost a certainty on most days. I’ve seen as many as thirty (30) White-Tailed Deer in the surrounding fields some evenings but still enjoy going along the trail looking for a few more does to photograph or the somewhat more elusive bucks. I had started out with the chickadees at the Sarsparilla Trail and then, as it was getting closer to dusk, I headed over to the Old Quarry Trail.
It wasn’t long before I located a small group of three does and one young buck. One of the does was brave enough to come over to where I was standing and take some sunflower seeds from my hand. I normally carry a carrot or two for such occasions but today I was only carrying sunflower seeds.
Over the years, the deer along the Old Quarry Trail have been well fed by visitors and at one location, a short distance off of the main trail, there is a feed box where copious quantities are sometimes left for the deer. Today a ten point buck was at the feeding station enjoying an evening meal.
The sun was down fairly low in the sky so, after taking a few more shots of the deer in the area, I headed home. It had been a good couple of hours out with the woodland creatures and nothing attacked me or fell on me :-).
Beware, porcupine sleeping overhead!