Sunday, 17 December 2017

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love sent to me...

...5 red deer!


Red deer (Cervus elaphus) are the largest terrestrial mammals found in Britain. This group consisting of a stag and four female deer, known as hinds, was photographed on the Eastern Moors of the Peak District during the autumn rut. The stag pictured can be seen emitting a loud and low pitched bellowing sound, known as 'bolving'. This call is used to attract hinds, and also to warn off other stags who might be interested in mating with 'his' hinds. 

4  hare prints, 


3 lizards, 




2 mating toads,


and a bilberry bumblebee! 



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