A week in the wild.

Jungle like woodland.

After a break using the trail cameras we set up some of the cameras in the ditch where we came across a deer family. a few weeks ago. (detail in link below).

We left the cameras set up in the ditch for a week. We collected them this morning and below is some of the best footage. A Buzzard drops in for a drink in the flooded ditch. (note the water level changes in the ditch). The Roe Deer and the Roebuck seem to be regular visitors using the ditch as a path.

New Forest spots.

A cup of tea in the New Forest and a short walk resulted in a few photographs. Following the calls of Stonechats, I put up a young female Fallow deer who was hiding in the Bracken.

Stonechats are about the size of Robin. The males bird have striking black heads with white around the side of their neck, orange-red breasts and a mottled brown back. The females have brown backs and an orange tinge to their chests. They are often seen perched, on the tops of low bushes. As its name suggests, birds have a sharp loud call that sound like two stones being tapped together.

Male Stonechat.
Female Stonechat.