In Pictures: Animal antics lift spirits during difficult year

Magpies and crows surround a resting stag as they feed on ticks from the fur of the deer herd roaming on the Ashton Court Estate, Bristol, in crisp and cold Autumnal weather (PA)
Magpies and crows surround a resting stag as they feed on ticks from the fur of the deer herd roaming on the Ashton Court Estate, Bristol, in crisp and cold Autumnal weather (PA)