October Highlights:

Well October is here and the Deer rutting is well under way, a good place to go and see this annual event if you cannot make the trip to the wilds of Rum or Exmoor is your local deer park.
There are several parks within London where you can witness this event such as Richmond Park, Bushy Park and Greenwich Park to name but a few. However the later Greenwich Park have the deer fenced in so this will make for a safer viewing experience if taking any little ones to experience this event.
My chosen Park for this month was Richmond Park here you will see good herds of Fallow Deer and Red Deer all going through there annual ritual hoping to attract the females with which to mate with to produce the next young.

However you may also see some of the young stags going through practice rutting sessions, these are to help establish their positions within the herd and therefore their domency. If you are going to either Richmond or Bushy Park where the deer roam free also rememb…

South Norwood CP

Visited South Norwood Country Park today, this little green oasis is situated on the outskirts of croydon and provides a much needed refuge for the local wildlife.
The lake has a good mixture of species from the common Mallards to the more exotic Egyptian Geese along with seven Goslings at present, also Tufted Duck, Coot, Moorhen, Little Grebe and many others also present in numbers. There are four viewing platforms for the visitor to enjoy watching the varied birds from although some are in need of repair and occasionally you might be joined by the resident Brown Rats. But if you don't mind this then you can spend a pleasurable hour wandering around the lake perimeter, and if you are into photography you can capture some good Images as the birds fly around (see below)

 After visiting the lake continue your walk around the perimeter on good paths suitable for the disabled visitor keeping your eyes open for Hunting Kestrel and various songbirds as you go towards the visitor centre …