Monday, October 5, 2015

Updates and White-Tailed Deer

Well, I finished my slideshow and it is over an hour long.  I am inserting a brief trailer in this blog.  Because of the length of time it took me to create it, I am planning on selling it online as a download for $10.  Let you know soon as that is set up.

For those of my readers around the Hartford Connecticut area, I will be speaking at the Simsbury Camera Club on Wednesday evening starting at 6:30 PM.  The club is located at Simsbury Library, 725 Hopmeadow St, Simsbury, CT 06070..  Hope to see you there.

Well it is October, to leave will be turning and the white-tailed deer will be starting their rut.  This morning we traveled down to Sachuest National Wildlife Refuge in Middletown, Rhode Island to see if any activity in the deer population was occurring.  Normally, at Sachuest deer are located in the field, right beside the parking lot, but today they were in the fields just down from the beginning of the Ocean Loop.  Most of what we saw were does and yearlings.  There were active and running around.  Because it was dark and overcast, I needed to use auto ISO to get the pictures.  We only saw one block who ran right by us in the field.  In between bushes, so all we got was a glimpse of the but no photos.

On another note, the tide was outgoing but there was still waves hitting the rocks and causing great splashes.  The refuge had warning signs up warning about the the dangers on the shore and placing the shoreline off-limits to people.

In the continuing weeks we will return down to Sachuest and hopefully be able to catch some of the bucks fighting for the does.