A lone hind
I travel the same route to work each day, on a rural road in the north-west Highlands. For the past three years I have seen daily a lone red hind in a stock-fenced area of rough ground, with long grass and heather. The field always has some sheep in it, mainly rams but sometimes breeding ewes. This spring a calf has appeared with the hind. I always thought that deer were averse to the presence of sheep, yet this seems not to be the case. Any ideas on why a herd-living animal would behave like this?
Like sheep, red deer, in particular hinds, tend to be hefted to a particular area. While we think of them covering vast areas, this is not always the case.