I arrived at Barbrook Cottage this morning to find 15 deer within 50 meters of the Cottage –
It’s a difficult time for the stags as to be honest they look pretty stupid –
Most of them have lost last years antlers and are starting to grow new ones. In the meantime they look very much like Princess Beatrice on a bad day!
For some however it is even worse! Was it ever possible that the legend of the unicorn came from seeing a red deer with just one antler?
Sadly, today, this group of 15 deer was harassed by a pet dog out for a walk with its owners. It was away from them and chasing the deer before they could do anything about it –
Luckily they made their escape unharmed.
The skylark sat calmly watching the action –
2 geese circled above the reservoir~
And made a synchronized landing –
Only the meadow pipit was unimpressed as preening was the order of the day –
But the afternoon must belong to the red deer – absurd but confident and getting ready for this years battles to come –