The farm's annual cutting of North Field (between Northney Road and North Common) was preceeded this year by a "sweep" because a doe roe deer mother and her two fawns were recently seen in the field.
Sixteen local adults and three children walked the field and after only a few minutes the doe broke cover and headed for the hedge. It took another twenty minutes before the first fawn was found cocooned in the long grass (fawns will not move even from the threat of an approaching harvester). It was temporarily detained in an adjacent Spinnaker Grange garden! Later it was joined by a sibling, just in time for the harvesting to start.
Farmers Mary and Stan Pike would like to thank everyone who responded to their request to search the field and also those who recently helped move cattle into North Field.
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