Thursday, 24 September 2009


When I started this blog, I set out to photograph three animals:

1. A water vole - As seen in most of the posts on this blog
2. A kingfisher - something I have failed to do this year, all pictures have been utterly miserable.
3. A muntjac deer - And at last I got a picture
Unfortunately, due to a combination of poor light and even poorer photography skills, the picture is rather poor. But as it's only the fifth one I've seen in Abingdon in three years I thought I would stick it on the blog.


  1. As it happens my partner saw a muntjac on the same day as you took the photo. She was walking the dog in the Abbey Fishponds BBOWT area at about 8.15am. I wonder if it was the same animal?

  2. Thanks for your comment.
    It may be the same animal, they are nomadic and I saw mine at about 7pm.
    It's an interesting point, I wonder how many Muntjac we have roaming the streets and fields of Abingdon.

  3. i've often seen muntjac in the field near tesco abingdon - they appear around dusk and also during the big floods one appeared at the edge of some trees there - so presumably hides inside the rest of the time.
    also saw one in someone's back garden - a house in st amand drive as i walked along the woodland path that runs through to town - i was rather taken aback.

  4. Thanks Alan - very interesting,
    Looks like I'm going to have to get up earlier if I want to get more Muntjac pictures.
    Interesting to know they've made it that far into town. Perhaps they're using the river as corridor?

  5. Not sure if anyone is reading this chain still, but i've seen a muntjac on a few occasions along the ock valley trail.