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Saturday, 11 October 2008

A quiet day

This morning, at about 6.15 a.m., I looked out the window to see the day had dawned misty with a rising sun. Wow - what perfect conditions for going into the Park to capture pictures of deer. The park opens at 6.30 in October so it would have been ideal. Unfortunately, I was looking after my grandson (not that that's unfortunate in any way) but I didn't think he'd appreciate being hauled out of bed at 6.15 - especially after a late night on Friday - just to stand idly by whilst I took pictures!

We did go into the park this afternoon - together with everyone else!! Car parks were packed and, the one or two deer we saw, very sleepy in the very warm afternoon sun.

We'd parked quite a way from the usual ponds area so no pictures of birds today - in fact very few pictures at all.

But the weather - ooooh it was absolutely wonderful. I think we've had better weather during the last few days than we had during the summer!

We came across this Farrow Buck purely by chance; he was so well hidden in the bracken that we nearly missed him altogether! (In fact, being vertically challenged, I had to stand on a grass hummock to even get him in shot).

and this is a Red Deer Stag - again so difficult to see

and finally, a sleepy dragonfly
(as yet I have to identify it but I'm running out of time!)

So at least there was some wildlife albeit not that much.
Bit of a short post today, as I'm "taking it in turns" with my grandson, to use the PC!!!


Island Rambles Blog said...

Lovely photos of the deer, I sure love their antlers... so funny at the end when you have to get off so your grandson can use the computer.

dean said...

The dragonfly looks like a Common Darter ( an aged one at that ). They change colour as they come to the end of their short life.

Tricia said...

Thanks for the ID Dean. It was very tired and very insipid!! So sad that we won't be seeing them much longer.

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