I just wanted to quickly add this video, which was filmed on Saturday night, at the Chepstow Mari Lwyd event. Sorry the quality is so poor, we only had our emergency digi camera on us. Even so, I think the drum dancing Mari Lwyd ensemble is very cool, and gives a flavour of the wonderful evening which the Chepstow Mari Lwyd provides.
So these Red Deer stags keep coming back, and with each visit, I am becoming slightly bolder with my advances. I still have no idea where my longer lenses are, the danger of clearing and sorting a house, but I am now getting close enough to the deer, without them scattering, to be able to take some better photographs. For the most part though, these are just sublime animals to watch. I had a good hour with them this morning, before the cold set into my bones, and I had to retreat for tea. However, being able to sit a stones throw from two rutting stags, is a memory that will live with me for a very long time.
The Red Deer are proving to be near daily visitors to the farm now. Tricky to photograph because I did not want to go outside and disturb them, but here are several long range shots, through a sun washed window. Amazing animals, with one huge stags among them.