New Forest Wildlife Photography

Deer

The New Forest is home to five of the UK’s six species of wild deer. Fallow Deer are by far the most common and easily observed, with a population of around 1500-2000¬†individuals. Red Deer, the largest, can be found mostly around the Burley and Brockenhurst areas, but with only around 250 individuals you need to know where to look to find them. The largest populations of Sika deer are to found in the Beaulieu area. The smaller Roe Deer are reasonably plentiful but stick to tangled woodland where their size is an advantage and they can easily hide from humans. Finally the tiny muntjac can be seen occasionally when they emerge to forage at night but daytime sightings are a rarity. Read more about the Forest’s deer species here ¬†