Different part of the Park
There were only a few deer deep in the woods and they were moving away from us. We could hear a stag braying and walked down past the ponds and across another large open space. To the side of the trees we could see this building.
In the wood we joined a couple of other photographers watching a solitary stag who was making all the noise. This is the view was across the space and towards the road within the Park.
I slowly tracked the stag, keeping to the outskirts of the wood, as he moved slowly through the wood.
Across the wide path a couple of young stags crossed by the ponds.
The stag had by now settled down alongside a fallen tree.
A deer rut by the ponds
As we walked back alongside the pond, the two young stags were batting heads below us.
When they stopped, I turned and a group of ducks had decided that I would be a soft touch for some food.
This heron was at the water’s edge.
Behind us the two young stags emerged from the wood and one by one crossed the path and went down the bank and walked alongside the water. After climbing back up the steep bank they went into the tall bracken and vanished.
As we followed the wide path through the bracken, we could just see the antlers of three stags deep in the bracken. For the morning was over and continued our walk back to the cafe for a well deserved breakfast. Unlike Friday there were a few dog walkers at the cafe enjoying drinks while we had breakfast.
This is my visit, in the rain, to the Park on Friday at the end of the previous week.