Bushy Park, London

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A male Red Deer resting in the grass

Another one of my favorite London parks to visit is Bushy Park. Just a short train ride from Richmond via Waterloo(if you’re coming from central London) is this second largest Royal Park. This park has everything, squirrels, birds, waterfowl, the occasional fox or rabbit, but most importantly the deer. Bushy Park is home to two different species of deer. The big magnificent Red Deer and the smaller Bambi like Fallow Deer.

Fallow deer males usually hang out together while the females are elsewhere.
Male Fallow Deers usually hang out together while the females are elsewhere.
With no natural predators, the leucistic deer have a better chance of survival here.
A leucistic Fallow Deer. With no natural predators, the leucistic deer have a better chance of survival here.
This deer was trying to beg for some bread that some people for feeding the waterfowl with.
This deer was trying to beg for some bread that some people for feeding the waterfowl with.

The deer run freely and you have to be careful during certain months as the deer can get pretty dangerous, but most of the time they are pretty docile and prefer to lay in the grass as opposed to chase you. But be warned, intimidate them during rutting or birthing season and they will chase you. I have seen it several times with tourists who get a little too curious for their own good. While Bushy Park can get pretty busy at times it is mostly a local park. I have been there in the summer months without meeting one person.

If you have kids you can also stop by the playground if they start getting bored.

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These swan parents were very protective of their young.
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May/June/July are birthing months, so if you want to see a bunch of fawn this is the time to go. These were all little fawns running away to hide .
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Fallow deer fawn!

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Cheers!

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4 thoughts on “Bushy Park, London

    1. Thank you so much! I try to show parts of London that others might not be familiar with who only visit the city itself. There is so much nature here that I myself had no idea existed when I came here the first time.

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