My intention on this evening was very much the same as previous, which was to photograph the Roe Deer, yet again!
However, on the way I saw a pair of Mute Swans with four young Cygnets, which is not unusual at this time of the year but three of them were riding on mums back. If I hadn't of seen this I probably wouldn't have stopped but I did start taking a few shots but the conditions were not quite right, mainly the because of the light, therefore I thought I would wander off and return when it was a bit later in the evening and the sun wasn't as harsh.
As I moved off I saw a GreyHeron take to flight and started to circulate around the lake, therefore I stopped again to see whether that would be worth a go. I didn't expext too much because I had just given up on the swans because of the light but the couple of shots below haven't come out too bad, hence hanging on to them!
After a little while this bird flew off and it was now time to see if I could come across any Deer and sure enough they were about but it took a while before I saw anything that was worth photographing.
This was in the Buttercup field at the edge of the wood which has great potential but I have yet to have all the elements in place to get the shot that I envisage.
On this occasion it was a female, in amoung the flowers but everything was in the shade of the wood but at least I did manage to get some shots away.
I thought my luck was going to change when I saw a Buck enter the bottom of the field and make his way towards the Doe but all he did was to chase the Doe off and in the end I was left with nothing but to move off back to the woods to see if I could track down any more.
Going a bit deeper into the wood I did come across another female who again was in the shade but was not disturbed as I approached and started clicking away.
By this time I was aware that time was getting on and I did want to return to the Mute Swans and their young, therefore I left this Doe in peace and headed back to the lake where the birds were now in a better position and the light had improved. However, the cygnets were not as I would have liked to have seen them but then trying to pull all the elements together relies upon luck and has little to do with skill!