Today me and my family went to Richmond Park in London. This Royal park is the largest enclosed space in London at 2500 acres and has healthy populations of both Fallow and Red deer. There were SO many people there today enjoying the sunshine running, cycling, walking dogs and generally picnicking. The deer were incredibly tame really and we could get fairly close although not too close. It was hard to take photos of them without people in them though. We saw lots of deer and also lots of green tailed parakeets which kept screeching overhead.
Fallow Deer Bucks with their large palmate antlers
And Red deer Stags in the dead bracken – near to the pathways (and cyclists!).
We saw quite a few Ring-necked parakeets which seemed to be taking full advantage of abandoned woodpecker nests in the old oak trees. Although the jackdaws were competing for the same spaces by the look of it.