We had some unexpected visitors in the Vineyard the other day. We spotted a deer down by our barn but the binoculars soon revealed she wasn't alone. She was busy licking two newborns who were stuggling to take their first steps. Gjoa and I went down to open our "escape route" that our friend Mike had built into our deer fence for such occasions.
By the time we wondered down there, careful not to spook our guests Mom had wondered off to find food and she left us two little surpises behind. This is normal behaviour for deer as the fawns are well camoflaged and have no scent to attract predators.
We were careful not to disturb them and Mom was back later that evening to feed the twins. All three were on their way the next day and we wish them well.