Tag: Red Deer

06/10/20. Long tailed tits in Martindale.

I went out in the early evening to find a good spot to record the sounds of the red deer rutting. I was in Martindale Forest, a beautiful old oak woodland on the side of a steep fell. I could hear the deer, but they were too far away for clear recording. Instead the birds ...

08/10/20. The sounds of Red Deer rutting in Martindale, Cumbria.

Every autumn, usually early October, red deer stags display their strength, size and virility in the “rut”. It is visually impressive, but not always easy or safe to see up close. It is equally audibly impressive. They thrash their antlers around in streams and in the bracken. Occasionally they come to blows. Most of the ...

26/10/19. Leighton Moss: Grisedale hide at dusk.

October is red deer rutting time at Leighton Moss, and so I spent some time on this late afternoon sitting outside Grisedale hide listening to them bellow.   Unfortunately, even late in the day the traffic noise by the reserve is unrelenting.   The sound of bellowing red deer sits right in the midst of ...