While we know that deer have been wondering around the property, we have concluded they are doing it only at night. Lots of footprints marking their trail, but none have been seen for some time.
This morning we had two, maybe a third, deer resting next door. The looked pretty healthy given the cold. They stayed quite a long time down by the beach, in clear. sunlight, next door. They seemed to be enjoying just standing in the bright sunlight, just like the cat ensconced on the couch inside. Some nibbling was noted.