Bempton Cliffs.

Bempton Cliffs.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

** Knowle Park. 01/11/2016. **

I was a bit late with my yearly visit to Knowle Park, and weather-wise, chilly and misty. I picked the worse day of this week.  I didn't expect it to be very busy, but I was wrong. Pam and I went to restaurant before I went for a stroll to see what was around. I did see plenty of female Fallow Deer, but most of them was quite a way off.
After a short time, as I was walking near the road a stag crossed the road a little way down from me, and it was not in much of a hurry, it went into a clearing and settled down in a dip which is surrounded by about 8 tree's. I slowly crept up to it keeping a tree between me and him. The pictures in this post are not that good, I seem to  be having problems with settings, I played about with them to get a few photo's, plus apart from that the old arthritis in my fingers doesn't help with steadiness.
The stag seemed to be very happy where it was, and it didn't seem too bothered with me being around. I took plenty of pictures moving around the tree's trying to get one from different angles,



As I wandered off down towards the ferns there was a small herd of does. I slowly moved towards them but they heard me when I trod on a twig and started to move away.
I knew I wasn't going to get any more shots here so I started to make my way back to the car. About half way back I startled a young white hart stag
 

 

When I was finally back I came across a couple of old tree stumps, so I decided to take a picture of them

Hopefully I will get back into the swing of blogging again.

5 comments:

  1. As always stunning images Ken,love the young white Stag,superb captures,I would be delighted if I came across one.
    John.

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  2. Hi Ken, Re your comment on my blog.

    I didn't realise anyone read my posts so avidly!

    Sorry for the abbreviated posts, it's all down to time, Plus, I must admit, I lose a bit of incentive, never knowing if anyone reads it anyway!!

    I will endeavour to be a bit more industrious in future posts mate :-)

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  3. Nice read and pics Ken. Hope you are both well.

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  4. That big stag is a lovely fellow! The markings on his back show up so well in the second shot. I have never seen them in person, and am quite taken with your photos. Are white harts very common?

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  5. JR and Su.
    Thanks, Knowle Park is always a good place to hopefuly see a white Fallow Deer.

    Warren.
    Your blog is always a good read, with lovely pictures to go with it. I know what you mean about not knowing who reads your blog, people probably do, just do not leave a
    comment.

    Phil.
    Thanks mate, yes we are both good, hope you and Carol are too.

    Wilma.
    White Stags are not common, they are rarly seen. Thank you for your comment about my pics.

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