DISTRIBUTION OF DEER IN SUFFOLK Part 2 T H E EARL OF CRANBROOK a n d W . H . PAYN S I N C E the publication of our paper on the subject ( S u f f o l k Natural History, Vol. 15, Part 2, pp. 123-127) further new or supplementary information has been received from various sources.
Red Deer (Cervus elaphus) Major G. K. Agnew teils us that nine hinds and calves were seen in Mellfield Wood, Bradfield St. George, on a number of occasions last summer but appear to have moved away during the autumn. Fallow Deer (Dama datna) B. D. Jones and the Newmarket Field Club report a group of six deer, species not definitely ascertained but probably fallow, in the area Kirtling/Moulton; five fallow deer, a buck and four doesâ€”including two of the black varietyâ€”at Lidgate/Dalham, and a single fallow deer feeding with sows at Kirtling, just over the county boundary (Square T L 66). At Gt. Saxham, Lady Stirling noted an increase in numbers of fallow deer during November and December, with ten in one herd and seven in another, all being does, though one buck was seen occasionally. Finally, on a January night this year, a herd of fallow deer, estimated at about a dozen, caught between the headlight beams of two cars which were approaching each other on the Whepstead to Brockley road, galloped headlong into one of the cars which was severely damaged, while three of the deer were killed or fatally injured. Muntjac Deer (Muntiacus sp.) One has been seen several times in Mrs. Schreiber's garden at Campsea Ashe.