“The sika deer is a small, brown elk that lives in quiet marshes and forested wetlands on the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland.” I have known of these elk for some time, but my few sightings produced no decent photo opps. Today’s encounter was much more fortuitous. These animals usually run off at first sight, but today’s animal was hardly concerned at all with out presence, and Graeme and I got several decent images.
We found many distant herons and egrets, a few eagles and a nesting pair of Red Headed Woodpeckers as well.
We spent a fair amount of time looking for other species, with minimal success. It’s still early, though, and I expect better luck soon.