I think she felt me watching. Didn't seem to bother her.
That's when we became pretty sure she'd given birth, left her baby hidden there and was coming back to check her fawn and feed it. Usually fawns are left for about a week until they are strong enough to walk with and keep up with their mothers.
Day after day she returned. Sometimes we saw her in the morning; sometimes in the late afternoon or early evening.
As you can imagine, we were itching to see the fawn. Finally, after 6 days, she returned to move her baby.
See the fawn?
Here it is!
There's something magical about a wild animal trusting us so much. Even after she knew we'd spotted her, she didn't run away immediately or move her fawn. Fawns and their mothers generally stay together for about a year, so we're hoping to see this pair again.
Ah, the joys of country life!