Watching

Thursday, July 6th 2023

Sitting in the hide looking for the Kingfisher, we noticed that the Mallards were playing 'peek-a-boo' over the duck raft.  Our eyes then settled on the female Little Grebe sitting on a nest, being carefully plied with more weed by the male.  No Kingfisher.  Taking a look around with binoculars hoping for a blue flash, I saw a brown shape over near the feeders assuming that it was a dead tree, but then it moved.  A closer look and I realised that it was a Roe Buck.  Quietly pointing this out to my friend we photographed the deer and watched enthralled as it ate Hawthorn, Blackberry and Rose!  (A new addition to help the volunteers??!!)  This buck was in his summer coat and looked plump and well fed.  His antlers were out of velvet.

These photos were taken by Tim - thankyou.

We felt that he was aware of us as we sat in the hide, even though we were very quiet.  We felt him watching us as we watched him.


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