Red Deer 
Taken at Lochranza on 8th August 2011 using Nikon D40X with Nikon 300 mm zoom lens.
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Taken on the Isle Of Jura on 14th October 2010 using Nikon D40X with Nikon 300 mm zoom lens. Taken by Jim's son James
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Taken at Jura on 13th July 2017 using Nikon D5200 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.
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Red Deer.
Cervus elaphus scoticus.


This deer is slightly smaller than the Western European Red Deer. In summer, the coat is lighter in colour with a distinct border to the lighter patch on the rump. The rest of the colour is dark reddish brown with a greyer face and neck. The legs are blackish brown. In winter the animal grows long hair on the neck.
Highlands and Islands of Scotland and in parts of England such as Westmorland, Devon, Somerset, and the New Forest.
Red deer are ruminants,surviving on plant based foods.
Females in their second autumn can produce one or very rarely two offspring per year. The gestation period is 240 to 262 days, and the offspring weigh about 15 kg (33 lb). After two weeks, fawns are able to join the herd and are fully weaned after two months. All red deer fawns are born spotted.