Last Sunday saw us return to Bushey Park, this was before the snow reached this part of the country. We left home at 5 am and arrive in the dark the temperature was -8 deg and we crunched across the perma frost towards the dawn. To the frozen lake Where we came across ‘Love in a cold climate’ a pair of swans trapped by the frozen ice but unworried by the event. We cam across a small herd of Red Deer comprising of a couple of Stags some Bucks and Does suddenly there was a rumpus and one of the stags chased a young buck out to the edge of the herd there he attempted to mate with him you can see they are both male by the horns and antlers! Now who has the answer? Are they Gay? Is this ritual humiliation by the Alpha stag or are they just confused? Now I expect some answers to this please!
These two were definitely gossiping about them! We continued our walk around the park and were rewarded with lots of good sightings of the deer
The Fallow Deer spend most of the time feeding but this little guy was full, tired and content to sit sown in the early morning sunshine and just have a little sleep.
It will be a little while before I get out in this cold weather but I hope you enjoyed this little encounter in Bushey Park