Well, it may not have been a teddy bears' picnic, but it was a joy to experience an unexpected encounter with a pair of Muntjac deer as we walked away from the picnic site overlooking the river Deben. The photos were taken with my zoom lens as we had no wish to cause alarm. One of the deer watched us closely, but neither seemed perturbed by our presence.
There were very few small birds about in the wood. We saw crows, gulls and pigeons overhead. I wonder who will gorge on these remaining berries.
We were looking out over the estuary towards Woodbridge when a Kestrel landed on a bare branch and perched there surveying the scene for a few seconds.
|The Kestrel flying off|
|Preparing for take-off|
|Showing its beady eye|
|Were we friend or foe? |
|Woodbridge on the far shore|
|Our sunlit path|
|Wolf in the woods (for 'wolf' see here ... and for Sutton Hoo wolf purse lid see here)|