Had a crazy coaltit chasing his image in the mirrors that we have in the garden. Apparently he was doing this for over an hour and a quarter. Managed to grab a camera or two and take some shots.
No rutting unfortunately. There looked as though there were going to be some, but it all ended without a rutt. Shame. Anyway, here are a few shots of the deer. We trekked quite a way around the park before we saw individual male deer, but when we were heading out of the park when it was getting dark we saw a lot more, with females and young.
Before anyone complains about the number of pictures on this post, I do apologise but this was a 3 hour boat trip, from out in Hampton Court all the way to Westminster (Central London). It was a lovely hot sunny day, and I ended up taking over 700 pictures, I was also trying out a friend’s lens (Canon 28-300L) while he used my Sigma 50-500. It was a long but enjoyable day, starting at 3pm and ending when we got home at about 10:30pm. One thing I did forget was to put my GPS unit on the camera, so unfortunately you won’t see exactly where the photos were taken, however some are fairly obvious once we got into the city.
I have been planning a trip to Richmond Park to see the deer, but decided to head to Bushy Park instead. I am glad we did, as the colours were lovely, and we saw a great herd of deer, and you could tell which was the head buck. It was difficult choosing the pictures for the web site but here’s what we have chosen. Hope you like them…
Wanted to see more Autumn colours, so we took a trip to the Winkworth Arboretum. This is well worth a trip. Loved the colours. Some trees had lost their leaves, but some hadn’t turned yet. But I can’t grumble as to the scenes we saw. I hope I’ve done it justice with these pictures. There’s one picture that is a panorama of 12 pictures, but it will be downscaled for the web. I am really quite pleased with that one. But there’s others where the colours are much better.
A trip out today. We headed just passed Reading where there is a UK Wolf Conservation Trust. They have several different types of wolves. They are in enclosures, and they have places in the fence that are cut out for photographers to put lenses through. Excellent idea. There was also a overlook place that was even better for photographs.
This venue isn’t normally open to the public, except for two or so days a year. This was one of those days. To find out more information about the trust, I suggest you head to this website (http://ukwct.org.uk), there is much more information here than I could give you.
It was a lovely sunny day in October, and the wolves were a bit active today, which was good, as we got pictures of them moving, rather than just lying around in the sun.