Monday, 9 November 2015

Deer Rut in Killarney National Park

Sunday 18th October Deer Rut in Killarney National Park

Sean O'Callaghan providing great insight and knowledge to reward everyone who got up so early on a Sunday morning.

Below is  small collection of pictures from the event.

An early start

Taking control and showing whose boss
In the first picture bellowing, followed by intimidation

The tips of the antlers showing signs of wear and tear

Taking a break

Male and female; showing the stark contrast between them in the breeding season (Rut)

Some of the other sights:also seen was a red squirrel

Horse Chestnut
Sweet Chestnut

Long Tailed Tit
Another sighting closely related to the annual rut

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