This morning we arrived at Richmond Park just as the gates were opened. The early morning promised to be misty in the park if the amount of mist along the M3 was an indication.
The roads within the Park are being repaired. This meant our journey to the Spankers Hill Car Park, by the Pen Ponds, was longer than expected.
As we drove around the Park we passed lots of deer. But there was nowhere to park nearby so we had to keep going. The Kingston Gate had not yet opened as we passed on our way round from the Richmond Gate. The car park at Spankers Hill was nearly empty as we parked and walked towards the Pen Ponds.
Overhead the planes were coming into land at Heathrow.
The ponds were covered in mist and we could just about see the water.
We walked to the East of the ponds as we could hear deer barking away to our right.
Our first deer
We caught up to the stag making all the noise. We then followed him as he walked across open ground and then up into a wood.
From our left as we walked three hinds broke across in front of us disturbed by a dog off the leash.
The stag was by now some way away.
We followed the stag up into more woods.