Deer on the patch

Sorry it’s taken me so long to post this, I just wanted to post these online a bit to check my ID…

I had a bit of a yomp round the patch on Sunday, and extended the usual walk through Beacon Wood. The recent downpours had left the paths very muddy, despite the fact it was a sunny day, and I came across these prints which I’m going to ID (unless someone tells me otherwise) as roe deer. A new mammal for the patch!

(I’m not actually sure how I managed such ropey pictures of things that weren’t moving!)

Elsewhere a gorgeous kingfisher was reflecting the sunshine at Old Wheel Dam, grey wagtails and dippers were near both Olive Dam and the Fisheries, and several garden warblers were singing.


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