Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Piebald Deer

A piebald White-tailed Deer @ EPCAL
Today I visited EPCAL (Enterprise Park @ Calverton) to see if I could photograph any of the interesting birds that frequent the grasslands (see this post on my sister site for an idea of what can be found).  I found  a few birds but no good photographs.  I took a spin over to the Eastern Runway which I normally never drive around on (because there is a sky diving outfit that uses a small adjacent runway during the warmer months) in hopes of finding something else.  There were a few decent sized herds of deer (10-20 deer) and one of them was certainly much different then the rest.  For now I'm calling this a piebald deer (which is different from an Albino because it still has pigment).  There are known populations of white deer @ an Army Depot in upstate NY and I've heard reports of white white-tailed deer herds in the Wading River area but I have not confirmed them. Enjoy.


I apologize for the lack of quality in the following photos but the light was fading, I was driving along the runway at about 20mph and the deer were running just as fast if not faster.


Still running...


Another leaping shot:


Another shot with a "normal" deer in the frame:


And lastly here is a big crop to see a little more detail:

4 comments:

  1. Absolutely awesome site. I'll be checking back. I placed you under my favorite list. Keep up the good work.

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  2. I live on the East End - North Fork - and stumbled upon your blog. Your photos are absolutely beautiful. Do you ever show any of your work at any of the vineyards?

    I'll be back.

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  3. i saw a piebald deer off n wading river road in wading river near little flower last night around 6pm ! so you have confirmation of them in the wading river area ! i did not have my camera with me but i live a block away from the sighting so i will be on the lookout for him again !

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