but the only deer I could get close to, was this inquisitive beauty.
We stood and stared at each other for a while, both not wanting to move. I slowly turned to take some shots of the distant stags,
and when I’d turned back, my admirer had disappeared. I took a slow walk along my permitted footpath, a slight detour, (naughty), and then made my way back again.
Plenty of birds around, Coal Tit, Jay, Great Spotted Woodpecker…………but all too camera shy. Oh well, can’t always get the pictures we want.
As I walked through the small wood, on the way back to the car park, I heard a strange rattling call from a Yew tree. I managed a brief glimpse, eventually, but again no picture.
This one had me totally baffled. I’ve looked through various books I have, but can’t for the life of me get an ID. Small, Robin sized, with a brown body. The head reminded me of a Dunnock, grey ish coloured, and the tail, cocked like a Wren, and a reddy brown colour. No idea what it was. The nearest I could get was a Dartford Warbler; but surely not?
More investigation needed another time I think.
One animal I did recognise though,