Monday, 1 October 2012
Red Deer Rut in Richmond Park
My second visit to Richmond Park ten days ago and a week after my first visit was a real contrast in terms of better light and the behavior of the Red Deer Stags. It was a misty clear morning with lovely light but the park was alive to the roaring of the Stag Deer. I had never heard this before and can only describe it as a loud deep bellowing. Some of the Stags were protecting small groups of female Deer and change in behavior from the previous week was clear to see. I have to admit to being very cautious as on a couple of occasions i thought I may be charged but tried to keep behind the trees and at least 60 metres away. Anyway here are some of those images from that morning.