Stalking has been very hard work lately, the bottom half of the farm is flooded the fields that would normally have been cut for silage a couple of times already haven't been cut at all so its almost impossible to see the deer let alone a fox or some rabbits.
However, that hasn't stopped me trying but all I've managed is a few fleeting glimpses of the odd Roe mainly doe's. This one came right up to within 15yds of me.
I just managed to get a shot of this one through a gap in the trees.
Then tonight something strange happened, I was standing on a footbridge overlooking a small meadow and I decided to give the buttolo a few squeaks as i did so there was a rummaging in the reeds on the other bank beneath a willow tree. I couldn't see what it was so i squeaked again and this muntjac doe dived into the river and swam towards me i was in plain view and i squeaked again she swam right up to the bridge and then turned around and headed back the current was strong and she struggled a little. What makes this story more interesting is that in over 20 years of shooting this farm i have never seen one here before. Unfortunately the picture isn't great but you can get the idea.