Fun in the Sun at Richmond Park

What a glorious day! We headed over to Richmond Park and enjoyed aerial views of a Kestrel, Swifts, Green Woodpecker and a Skylark, all against a perfect blue sky. Down on the ground young Red Deer calves scampered after their mothers, crickets were calling, butterflies and bees were visiting the meadow flowers and brightly coloured damselflies were caught in the act of love. This is my favourite picture of the day; a Fallow Deer buck, the chief of the bachelor herd, keeping an eye on goings on from a relaxing spot in the grass. At the moment the bucks are growing in their antlers, they are said to be “in velvet” as the developing antlers have a velvety covering of skin.

Fallow Buck with txt

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