Welcome to the mon@rch nature blog and I hope you join us in some of our nature adventures through the Allegany State Park area!
I am a naturalist, field biologist and nature photographer from the Western New York area. I have started exploring nature writing through this blog and it truly has been fun sharing my numerous adventures with everyone. Thanks to the many other authors that help me with my post and they will be sharing some of their nature explorations.
I have always had a latent interest in birds and photography and have been lucky enough to find time to explore these interests over the last few years. I am very thankful to the Cattaraugus County Bird Club for getting me started, sharing their wealth of knowledge and for their wonderful programs. And many thanks to Tom for letting me share some of my adventures and photos on the Monarch Nature Blog.
Thank you for taking the time visiting and commenting on this blog.
Awwwwwwww….. you found Bambi! I am feeling positively twitterpated! :c)
18 July 2007 at 7:55 am
What a cute little fawn. Did you ever spot its Mom nearby? Did you hear it make any noise? I once heard a fawn looking for its mom and making a noise like a little goat–I was surprised because you never think of deer vocalizing much.
18 July 2007 at 8:02 am
It does not look worried at all, even though from the photos it looks quite close. Great catch.
18 July 2007 at 9:21 am
Precious! It looks as though you were so close! What a beautiful creature.
18 July 2007 at 9:34 am
So beautiful . . . just what I needed today, Tom. 🙂
18 July 2007 at 9:41 am
I see deer all the time but by the time I get my camera out and turned on and for the digital delay to kick in, the deer is gone. How do you do it? You must be extremely stealth to get such great shots. How powerful is your zoom? Great pictures!
18 July 2007 at 10:23 am
These are really nice Tom, especially the last one , when it looks to become alert. Very nice work.
18 July 2007 at 11:23 am
I missed your Blogaversary ! Hope you celebrated it a bit more tidily than that cute, but messy kid :0)
Wow. I’m just catching up. The weasel flick, the warblers, dragonflies – now this fawn (so sweet it does leave you speechless) Wow, Tom – I hope you’re doing this for years and years to come. Congratulations.
18 July 2007 at 2:49 pm
I love the bambi pictures – great close up captures -I have been trying to get that close but no luck here. I am a fan of all your photos and a lovely site also.
18 July 2007 at 3:22 pm
This fawn is soo sweet Tom, and your photos are awesome!! Was its Mom and sibling around somewhere?
18 July 2007 at 5:08 pm
Oh, what a pretty baby! I’m all twitterpated too!
18 July 2007 at 5:23 pm
Awwww–my first reaction.
I love those dappled spots–and I can imagine how well they blend in with dappled sunlight coming through forest leaves.
18 July 2007 at 8:15 pm
No words needed, just drink in the beauty of the moment!
18 July 2007 at 9:47 pm
Awww. That’s the definition of cute.
My brother had a maybe-day old fawn follow him a few weeks back. The Mom was nearby, but it chose to follow Steve. He had to pick it up and carry it back into the woods so it wouldn’t cross the road.
He said it felt as heavy as a cat. What I would give to hold one! Just for a minute!
18 July 2007 at 11:10 pm
Such beauty! So soft and gentle.
No words are nedded.
18 July 2007 at 11:17 pm
Aren’t they just the sweetest little things? Great shots!
19 July 2007 at 11:14 am
nice post (and I’m not just fawning)…
I’ve tagged you for the Eight Random Facts meme.
Participation is not mandatory–nothing bad will happen to you if you don’t pass it on!
Here’s what I did.
19 July 2007 at 1:28 pm
The only time I’ve ever been so close to a fawn I didn’t have a camera…cute pics.
20 July 2007 at 11:09 am
@ Jayne – thanks and love you are “twitterpated”!
@ Ruthie – Thanks and believe it or not but these are really two different fawns!! They were twins and I see them all the time in this area with mom! Someone had spooked one of the fawns and it did make the honk like sound you described when I was taking these photos.
@ Sutterbug – thanks and sometimes I get lucky!
@ Mary – thanks and they come right up to my house!
@ Lisa – thanks and glad it helped you smile!
@ Linda – They do that for me also and I just happened to pull over in the right spot! I use a 400mm lens with my Nikon D70s!
@ Bernie – thanks and it was about to take off for sure!
@ Cathy – thanks and I probably would have eaten some cake like that if one was offered to me! LOL thanks for visiting and your kind words!
@ Ocean – thanks and so glad you visit my blog! I also enjoyed checking out you site!
@ Pam – thanks and I do try! Yes both were somewhere!
@ Lynne – aww thanks and glad you are also twitterpated! LOL
@ KGMom – I took about a bazillion shots and without a doubt I liked the ones with the sun like that the best! Thanks
@ Di Herron – thanks
@ Susan – Aww, they do dumb things sometimes! Must be imprinted on your brother! LOL
@ Sherry – thanks and thanks!
@ Laura – yes they are and thanks for your kind words!
@ BT3 – thanks for not just fawning! LOL what an honor your tagged me for 8RF’s about me! I seem to have been tagged by many and probably should post something! Thanks for not allowing anything bad to happen for not passing it along! 🙂
THANKS EVERYONE – it is amazing how many comments I can get when I am not around for a few days!
20 July 2007 at 11:17 am
Corey – thanks and that is why I always try to have “a” camera with me.
20 July 2007 at 11:32 am
That’s beautiful! Mom probably wasn’t too far away.
22 July 2007 at 11:20 am
Great, cute shots – amazing you were able to get that close.
23 July 2007 at 3:23 pm