Reports are coming in from Scotland to the South of England that the Red Deer Rut is underway.
So far in our part of the country we have yet to hear that dramatic ‘roar’ of the calling male establishing his territory.
Surely within the next two weeks they must circum’ to the annual ritual.
So till then, here is an image from this time last year, when the Rut was nearly over and the Hinds could once again relax.
(C) David Oakes 2015