Well. Everyone was out to scare me this morning.
As I entered The Lodge Reserve, a Song thrush began practising his repertoire. He was mostly concentrating on his impersonation of a car alarm. It’s sure to impress a lady.
Then, a Jay swooped across right in front of my nose. So close that we eye-balled each other for a fraction of a second. Such glorious colours. Pinks and blues. His feathers, not his eyeballs.
And then, hot on the trail of the Jay, came two Muntjacs. Right across my path. By the noise they made I was expecting a whole stampede to appear. But just the two, almost stumbling out of the trees. The second one stopped right in front of me, to have a right good look. Perhaps long enough for me to grab phone from pocket and take photo. But I was frozen to the spot, savouring the moment. Heart beating louder than usual.
As muntjac deer are solitary, I’m presuming number two was a large fawn. That would explain its curiosity in me. He then stopped again in the bracken, to have a second look back at me, before performing a cheeky little pronk and dashing off after his mum. Show off!
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