The water jump

      More and more deer seem to be using the steeplechase jump over the dyke in the orchard as part of their regular nocturnal routine. There are lots of muntjack hoof prints and now the larger hoof prints of roe deer are clearly visible too.
      The tracks in the orchard that converge on this jump are clearly visible in the grass so I decided to follow any tracks on the opposite bank of the dyke. A jump over the dyke, probably not as elegant as one of the deer, and the tracks worked their way through the Norfolk Reed to a gate and the deer have been squeezing through a gap between the gatepost and a fencepost. 
      Within a couple of feet the tracks are lost because of the tarmac surfaced drove but the attraction must be the hay and feed that some horses in the paddock opposite are being given, mystery solved.