A walk on the wildside.

A morning walk in the New Forest with a cold start but soon the sun came up making it a nice Spring Morning walk.

Several small herds of young Fallow Deer spotted us about the same time as we spotted them so a bit of looking at each other before both parties went their own way.

It was nice to see Fallow Deer today so close to seeing a herd of Red Deer last week – what stands out between the 2 species excluding the size is the white and black buts of the Fallow Deer.

Some bird watching along the way and at a hollow tree at the end of the walk with a bit of birdseed to encourage some of the smaller birds closer to the camera.

A Song Thrush. One of this bird’s favourite meals are snails – which they break into by smashing them against a stone with a flick of the head. This one was feeding in the forest under fallen leaves looking for worms and insects.

A Nuthatch is an interesting small bird as they will climb down trees and well as up while looking for a meal. They hold on to a tree from all angles.

A male Chaffinch.

The wren is a tiny brown bird, it has a short, narrow tail that is sometimes cocked up vertically.  For such a small bird it has a remarkably loud voice.

10 thoughts on “A walk on the wildside.

      • Yes – I never thought about your risk of getting shot while looking and photographing all the deer. 🙂 I was at Humbug Marsh last Fall and came upon some signs to beware of waterfowl hunters on the shoreline – waterfowl hunters in a “refuge” which is a supposedly peaceful place to go and see waterfowl and birds of prey? I was disgusted seeing this and it was the last part of my trek, so I photographed that sign and left. I will be writing about that trip in a week or two.

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