You know the deer are hungry when they are moving around in the daylight hours looking for food. I spotted this pair of does when I went to lunch today. It's always fun to see them in town... as long as they are not jumping through your window to get away from an unleashed dog or some other menace.
This was a pretty average winter as far as snowfall so it should not have been to bad for deer to find food. As you can see from this pair the one in the front fared a little better then the one in back. The limited amount of food available over the winter is one of the reasons a hunting season is needed. With no hunting season the herd would double almost yearly. Just imagine if we had a harsh winter and there were no hunting season. Deer would starve to death in great masses yet some people think this would be better then to have a hunting season.
Last of all here is the pond outside the zoo entrance as I saw it yesterday on my walk. Can you spot this mallards mate in the pic?