It’s not all about deer, today a kestrel stole the show.

The weather forecast promised clear skies over south east England for this morning so I couldn’t pass-up an early morning out photographing the rut again.  I’ve now got a few hundred more very good images but I’m still missing a really dramatic battle of dominant stags.  At times, the early light was great.  Here’s an example of one of the dominant stags; nobody was arguing with him this morning.  

But, apart from the hiccup with drama, the early morning was all a soft autumn day should be.  I don’t do a lot of landscape but sometimes you have to give in.  

The highlight of the morning was a surprise show by a, I think, young kestrel.