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The muntjac fawn is growing and has been photographed at both night-photo kits apparently feeding on its own.
We really don't know what is going on with these male and female chaffinches. Family Spat? Showing off? Fleeing something and the positions are just chance?
This year a family of Tree sparrows contains at least 4 youngsters. Here 3 of them are tucking into the mixed corn in late afternoon.
These red legged partridge are more usually seen in pairs but rarely both in focus or decent profile at the same time. We do not know whether or where they may be nesting.
After the loss of the nest our pair of moorhen are often seen feeding together and prospecting new nest sites.
Mother Muntjac deer and fawn paused in the garden for a while mum spent most of the time licking the fawns bottom. We have chosen a less functional moment to show you.
The Moorhen nest was destroyed during the night of 20/21 April. The two birds were photographed away from the nest site on the 21st and the morning after that this listless & bedraggled bird was barely bothering to feed. Later in the same day they were back 'courting'.
Chaffinch launching itself from one of the feeding sites showing his wonderful colours.
We rather like the juxtaposition of a leaping mouse and a couple of snails.
Pair of Dunnock on a frosty morning in mid April.
The Carrion crows are now sitting on the nest all day, changing shifts at indeterminate intervals. They have not enjoyed the recent windy weather in this flexible conifer but at least the nest is still there.
Magpie grabs as much as it can stuff in the beak.
Pair of robins courtship feeding.
Why this moorhen collects nesting from a pond 50m away when there is plenty on the pond it is nesting on we don't know.
8 days after first daylight sighting the red-legged partridge made visits to the camera site two days running.
Regularly saw red-legged partridge when we first moved here, but recently have seen only Grey partridge. This Red-legged spotted walking down the farm track.
Worms are obviously 'on the menu' at the moment - two night running in the evening. Perhaps the female has a 'worm craving'.
The worm is probably being taken back to the female who is now egg laying.
A love token is being presented - also boosts her energy intake for egg making.
The moorhen are disputing territory and can be seen tearing round chasing one another. This chase happened to go through the beam.
The Robins are paired up now. The one on the right looks definitely a mess on this wet and dingy morning.
Lichen on oak tree bark - it grows on anything clean and stationary!
Most animals stay away from the feeding station when it is raining. This robin must have been particularly hungry.
Jackdaw pretending to be a gargoyle?
On dewy night the logs at the feeding stations get covered in slugs and snails. Our jay seems to have discovered this nutritious snack. We know it was eaten because it hadn't had time to 'run' away before the next frame was taken.
The ladybirds mating on an evergreen on an unexpected warm and sunny day.
The jackdaws are busy building nests as well.
3 days after the twig being brought to the nest (see 2 April 2005) the automatic camera photographed a Carrion crow (presumably the same pair) collecting Reed mace to line the nest.
For the first time carrion crows are nesting on the site. Here one is bringing in a twig.
A pair of long tailed tits have appeared and seem to be nesting.
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