Taken just 2 days ago at Arne in Dorset, a joy to see the whole families of Sika Deer just roaming and playing happily in their natural habitat.
The RSPB has for some time been concerned that sika numbers in the Reserve have been increasing over recent years and are now at levels where they are causing serious damage to heathlands, reedbeds and estuarine saltmarsh vegetation. Before making a formal decision about what management is likely to be necessary and what approaches to the problem are likely to be most effective, RSPB is seeking further information on the scale of the problem, and the likely consequences/effectiveness of the different management options open to them
Taken with an Olympus E520 DSLR. HDR in dynamic photo hdr