|I only just spotted this one as it lay completely still as I passed...|
|This little one was very well hidden - we used a zoom lens to get so close! (pic by Ben Hunt)|
|My favourite picture - utterly adorable! Again, taken with a zoom lens from a distance (pic by Ben Hunt)|
In the recent heatwave the deer have mostly been found resting up in the shade beneath the horse chestnut trees along the WWII path. The bucks are in full velvet and their antlers are growing fast - you will notice how the common, darker coloured bucks have a brown tinged velvet while the menil (pale with bright white spots) have white velvet. It's a wonderful time of year to watch these elegant creatures as they soak up the sunshine so try to fit a walk in next time you visit!