In the middle of October we decided to have a trip out and head towards the New Forest, we hadn’t been there for a long time as it is always very busy with holidaymakers etc. we do like our peace and quiet. When we left home it was very foggy and we wondered if it was going to clear but as we got towards the forest it started to clear. I would have liked to stop and take some landscape pictures but we were heading for Bolderwood to see if we could see some deer.

We were probably at the wrong time for the deer, I would think early morning or late afternoon is best but anyway I went for walk and was really lucky to spot some Fallow Does in the undergrowth, they were a little nervous but I managed to get behind a tree for some photos. There was a Leucistic Fallow doe with them which was special. Unfortunately we didn’t see any Bucks. We didn’t have a lot of time to stay around as we had get back for our dogs so we made our way home and stopped if there was anything interesting.

Fallow Doe
Fallow Doe
Fallow Doe
Fallow Doe
Fallow Doe
Fallow Doe
Leucoistic Fallow Doe
Leucistic Fallow Doe

Of course I couldn’t go home without images of some New Forest ponies!

New Forest Pony
New Forest Pony
New Forest Ponies
New Forest Ponies

We stopped at Piper’s Pond and watched some small birds feeding near the pond, they were quite shy but I managed to get pictures I wanted to be able to identify them when I got home, as usual the Facebook UK Bird identification came up trumps and I found out they were Meadow Pipits, a new one for me.

Meadow Pipit
Meadow Pipit
Meadow Pipit
Meadow Pipit

It is very wet on the forest as the view below shows.

View across the forest
View across the forest

Lastly I couldn’t resist stopping for the lovely Donkies, some of them had young such lovely creatures.

Donkey
Donkey
Donkey and baby
Donkey and baby
Wet baby Donkey
Wet baby Donkey

It was a nice short visit and I now have some ideas in mind where I can go for some landscape pictures and hopefully stay away from the crowds.

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