Thursday, 16 October 2014

The Red Deer Stags preparing for the rutting season..........................................

It's taken me ages to edit this down to a watchable couple of minutes.
Noise from the airport and dogs barking... it's driven me mad.

The opening shot shows the deer park at Tatton... it's over a 1000 acres and dates back to 1290.

Red Deer Stags wallow in the mud... get grass on their antlers to make themselves look bigger and roar and bellow to see whose the loudest to impress the ladies.
If all goes to plan this weekend may bring some real aggression between the big males.

Watch the last few seconds to see how impressed this female was... she made me smile.
 Fingers crossed I hope to get back this weekend and record some of the action.

Linking to Saturday's CrittersCamera Critters and Our World Tuesday

22 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

you're right - too funny at the end. :)

France Paulsen said...

I don't get the opportunity to watch Deers, so your video was much welcomed. I truly enjoyed it - thanks for sharing.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Impressive. I felt like I was watching a nature program on television, it was that good. Yes, the walk-on at the end was a perfect ending. Well done Andrew.

Margaret Adamson said...

Yes that last few seconds of the video did make me laugh. 'More effort required'!

Sandra said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the video. amazing

Bob Bushell said...

He is singing, I wish I sing like that.

Stewart M said...

Great stuff - and if it did not take as long, would it be as much fun!

cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful video, I love to here them bellow. And that last lady was just not impressed..

Thank you for sharing your post with my critter party.. Have a happy weekend!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Cool!! Like watching National Geographic. A bit comical at the end tho.

Frank said...

Super footage Andrew and the closing sequence was just typical.

Phil Slade said...

I think that's what is called "the brush -off" . Very funny Andrew.

carol l mckenna said...

Gorgeous shots! The video was very intriguing for me ~ and laughed out loud at the end ~ ^_^

Happy Weekend to you!

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Terri said...

Super pic, and the video is pretty neat. Too funny!

Marie said...

That was an incredible video! I enjoyed it very much! I am guessing here but I think your deer are more closely related to an ancient European breed than our American deer. Our elk are ENORMOUS and not the size of a deer stag. Both can be very impressive, but I the size of the elk makes your jaw drop. I love these red deer, though. They are really gorgeous animals! I hope you can go back and get some more film and pictures...I am really enjoying the posts!

Felicia said...

beautiful animals. great video. yeah she was real impressed wasn't she.

Black Jack's Carol said...

I've never seen (or heard) anything like that. The stag with the grass and branches in his antlers was really something to see.. absolutely loved the video.. including the end, but I think she was just playing hard to get. I bet she'll be back :)

Rajesh said...

Wonderful video. I like it.

bailey-road.com said...

Your painstaking editing produced a wonderful video, Andrew! What magnificent beasts these are. Loved the totally unimpressed female at the end.

mick said...

Great photos and the video is fantastic. I have read about the things you photograph but never seen them - thanks for sharing.

Sharon Wagner said...

They do make quite a fuss. I didn't know about the mud on the antlers. Interesting.

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

We once lived very near a big forest and we could hear them in early autumn but never got the chance to really watch them so close! Thanks for taking the effort!

Valerie said...

A wonderful post and video Andrew. Up close and personal with nature - loved it!