Posted by Gavin Bickerton-Jones on 10th October 2016 in Blogging | stag,Richmonpark,rut,nature,wildlife
A nice day spent at the weekend in Richmond Park with fellow photographer Andy ‘Chester’ Brown amongst the Red Deer that are starting the annual ‘rut
’. The big stags have their fully developed antlers and boom and bark at each other as they establish their territory ready for breeding. Some walk through the foliage and gather as much of the fern on their antlers to make them look bigger and more threatening before charging at any rival stag that wanders across its path.
We got there before dawn and were surprised to see 3 urban foxes as wandering about around the streets near the entrance, no...