Rutting Deer at Attingham Park.

Just a brief entry today regarding our visit to Attingham Park, a National trust property near to Shrewsbury.

The main reason for our visit was to collect some Medlars for making jelly but the deer park is always worth exploring and today was no exception with the fallow deer rutting. It is always interesting to watch the males strut their stuff (apparently ignored by the does) and occasionally `inspect` the ladies to see if they are ready....

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The extensive open woodland provides an excellent habitat for sparrowhawks (photographed last year): on this occasion a female was observed flying overhead while being mobbed by crows.

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