Monday, September 20, 2010

Nursing

At three months of age the fawns have grown considerably since they were wobbly legged babies back in early June. 

A closer view of another nursing session

Fawns will continue to nurse as long as the mother will allow.  I have observed fawns nursing well into December although by that time most are fully capable of meeting their nutritional requirements by foraging.

5 comments:

Robin said...

Mum looks rather bored with it all!
Great shots!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

The Doe and the fawn look totally content with her duties and the young one's hunger being nourished, just beautiful. I will be heading west for two weeks and I am so hoping that I can stay on task with my laptop. Take care~

Montanagirl said...

Terrific shots, Coy! LOVE it.

Elaine said...

Exceptional shots! Thanks for the info on Freddie. We very much enjoyed our time on Winslow Hill.

Meggie said...

Such sweet photos, Coy! Great pics!