During my stroll this week I came across a small herd of Red Deer stags who are no longer watching over any hinds so they congregate together for some male bonding.
Unfortunately the breeze was not in my favour so I had to be extra vigilant in my attempt to get within reasonable range while my every move was closely monitored.
Every now and then one or two would arise from their bracken beds and mooch around while sniffing or tasting the air.
Even a bit of grooming to keep the well worn coat ship shape .... BUT ...
Always constantly alert.
Have a glorious wildlife watching weekend, wherever you are. FAB.