Just another perfect start to an Autumn day


Allestree Lake

Another very sunny start…another rather perfect Autumn day. The colours of late summer are still reluctant to make way for the autumnal golds.

But I guess that is not something to complain about.

The winter Solstice is only 55 days away…..then it all up hill to summer once again.

25th October

(C) David Oakes 2016


A Lot of Noise and Nothing (so far) to show for it


There I was having a quiet scratch, as one does, when this guy with a camera turns up!


But I soon spot him…..and then this cocky so and so came along to try and push we off my territory…


After a bit of a tussle he decided it wasn’t  worth the effort, so after a bit of bluster off he went in search of some other fellas harem .


So as I keep saying…Don’t mess with me!….These Girls are all mine..

These Fallow Deer are only just starting to Rut, a good deal of noise and some fake charges but nothing serious…as for the females they are keeping well out of the way.

Last year our Deer Rut was very late well into November for the Red Deer and much later than  Deer herds to the north and south of us .  Don’t know why our Fallow and Reds are late to mate…..maybe they are just shy.

25th October

(C) David Oakes 2016