Saturday, 16 June 2018

Deer Calves

A little earlier than usual this year, our red deer started to have their calves at the end of last month. So now out in the paddock with the rest of them, the youngsters are at the age where they are following their mum and running and playing in the field. 

They are all legs, and when they really get going it is quite fun to watch them jump and run up and down, and change direction almost falling over.

Most of them stick with their mum, but this little one obviously thinks he is a big deer already... hanging out with the boys.

Even taking charge, and leading them to the next patch... maybe a young master stag in the making.

Friday, 8 June 2018

Photo of the Month: May 2018

"Tawny Owl in Bluebells" by Shaun Jackson

Time to share a few photos that have been sent in and/or shared on our social media pages over the month of May. A lot of birds this time, mainly owls of course, but even a few of our buzzards which was lovely to see.

We have picked the photo above by Shaun Jackson to be our photograph of the month, being lucky enough to be on one of our owl days while we had some bluebells out. Shaun's photo will be in our gallery next year, and be in with the chance to win a photographic day here at the Centre if chosen as the overall favourite later this year.

Here are a few others we would like to share.

"Yawning Hedgehog" by Dave Cox

"Buzzard" by Ray Davis

"Eagle Owl" by Connor Passey