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Sunday, 21 April 2019


Phil Dyson sent me this of a stag on one of our highest moors. The sheep fence would be no barrier to it. It has shed one antler, and no doubt the other will fall soon. Whether it is a true Red Deer, a Sika, or a hybrid is beyond my experience. A magnificent animal to come across out on the hills in any case. Well done on the editing to make it clear, Phil.


  1. Red deer periodically get reported on the moors above Watergrove Steve. Someone suggested they may be escapes from somewhere over Rossendale way.

  2. Thanks for the information, Chris. Watergrove Res is a fine body of water to walk round, but I haven't explored the wider moors very much.