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Fallow Deer at Gunton Park

We were in Norfolk at the weekend, and found ourselves staying by Gunton Park. This is a large deer park with resident herds of both Red and Fallow deer. We have a small herd of Fallow at Croick which originally … Continue reading

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Sika Stags

I mentioned in my last post that Sika Stags are much more elusive than the hinds; you won’t find them feeding alongside the pigs. But when you have the opportunity the mature stags are well worth watching out for. The … Continue reading

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Sika, up close and personal

One of the benefits of feeding the pigs every morning is that we have a daily opportunity to watch a small herd of sika hinds get increasingly confident and close as they target their share of the pigs daily rations. … Continue reading

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Feeding time, again

Feeding time for the pigs becomes more of a circus with each day that passes. The deer are becoming bolder and more numerous, and seem more concerned about the reaction of the pigs than os us. But it doesn’t stop … Continue reading

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This is ridiculous

  It is early May. The lambing is practically over. And it snowed all afternoon and half the evening. The deer all came down round the house looking for food and shelter. If they had been any closer they would … Continue reading

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New arrival

  This little sika calf is about 24 hours old and about the size of a new-born lamb. If you look carefully you can see her nose and eyes to the right of the picture as he/she watches us watching … Continue reading

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The snow’s back

  I’m sorry that it has been so long since my last update. As you can see the snow is back again now, with more forecast over the next few days. I don’t suppose the deer much like it, but … Continue reading

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