Thursday, 27 October 2016

Autumn Clash of the Titans.

We visited the National Trust property, Charlecote Park in Warwickshire last Friday.
They have an historic fallow deer herd which comprises all four colours of the species - common, menil (the spots are more distinct), melanistic (very dark) and leucistic- almost white.

A group of stags and females grazing by the river.


A group of young males minding their own business... 


...this is one of the almost black ones.


This being the rutting season the mature stags only had one thing on their minds!



Dominance... so they can pass on their genes to the next generation.


Charlecote Park has an interesting house and gardens, well worth visiting at any time of year.

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10 comments:

  1. Amazing that you watched this live rather than on TV

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    1. I could of watched them for hours Sue.

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  2. Thanks for sharing this wonderful visit - magnificent!

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  3. A special time to see the deer. Over here they organise outings to go and hear the Brame of the red deer in the woods. Great photograph of the males testing their antlers. Amelia

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    1. I would think that would be very atmospheric to go and listen to.

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  4. Not been to Charlecote Park but friends had been recently and prompted us to think we ought to make a day of it soon!

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    1. Visit Packwood at the same time Cathy.

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  5. Nature in action - how exciting to see this annual event.

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