Out this morning and after 30 minutes or so of waiting by the cover crop field, I spotted the six-point buck performing his morning patrol of his territory:
I've seen him do this before. He normally ducks into the hedge and re-appears at the end nearest the track, so grabbing the four dogs I cautiously made my way down to the edge of the wood.
I couldn't see him at all but, sure enough, about 10 minutes later he suddenly appeared through the hedge. I clearly hadn't been cautious enough. Presumably sensing we were there, he appeared at a run and went full speed across the grass field to disappear further down the track.
I managed to grab a few photos first though:
Also this somewhat shaky one of his rapidly disappearing back-end!
Walking back along the track I then spied the younger buck and one of the does enjoying the morning sunshine: