Sunday, November 11, 2007
A really pleasant Surprise
We decided to go for a bit of pre lunch walk in the Goyt today, or in my case a bit of a limp. Because of my incapacity we did not do anything strenuous just sticking to the railway track. The fledglings rushed on ahead leaving Mrs BW and I deep in conversation. Suddenly the Weasel came rushing back. "Quick Quick there is a stag just round the corner." We hurried quietly around the bend and sure enough about twenty metres below the track was a fully grown Stag. It was a magnificent sight. It seemed unconcerned by us watching it. It slowly moved off down the hillside disappearing from sight after about fifteen minutes. Of course I had not brought the camera. The Weasel took a few with her camera phone and I will try and down load them at some point. Mrs BW and I have seen hinds before in the Goyt, there is a herd that hangs around Macclesfield forest but this was the first Stag that we had seen in Derbyshire. It was a magnificent sight and made the day.