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Although they dominate the photos taken at night (often over 100) we don't usually include rabbits unless they are being eaten by something. But this image of 4 at once trouping through the IR beam seemed appropriate.
Wrens are small, lightening fast and spend most of their time inside obscuring dense hedges so we were pleased to get this chance image of a young wren in flight.
The moorhen family now has 4 chicks both feeding themselves and being fed by a parent. Note the huge feet of the chicks that help them get about on floating vegetation.
This adult swallow in flight caught the insect at the upper right and went back to the chick to feed it.
A dozen swallows including adults and fledglings spent an hour in the evening light swooping over the trees and ponds collecting insects.
Guess this is still our growing fawn. Look at the lovely detail inside the ear.
Midsummers day today so an image to reflect the light of summer. Oxeye daisies now grow rampant here with our blessing and light up the meadows. No we haven't got it wrong - the 'longest day' was 21st June, midsummer day being the 24th.
Both moorhen families still doing well.
This male blackbird is out in the early morning (6 a.m.) collecting insects to feed his youngsters.
The wild roses are flowering in the hedges and making a wonderful sight and aroma.
Two carrion crows are till making regular appearances to photograph themselves and look to be in really good health.
This young tree sparrow is one of dozens raised this year. You can see the yellow 'gape' at the edge of the slightly open beak is still there to keep the parents feeding it.
We assume that this pristine Muntjac is our growing fawn.
This is the first year we have seen two separate moorhen families. This adult hold the ponds and territories East and South of the house and is here taking some unfortunate insect back to the chicks.
This distant shot shows two Swallows twisting around one another producing beautiful shapes.
The male Chaffinch is surrounded by flies of which he also has a beakful, and he was singing at the same time without dropping them!
Swallows parents catch insects and feed their young while in flight. This montage shows a feeding sequence in 6 images (viewed top left to right, then bottom left to right) which took about 2 seconds in real time.
You don't want bluebottles in the house, but in their natural environment they can be strangely beautiful.
All you hay fever sufferers - the cloud drifting to the left is wind blown pollen.
The Wild Rose (Dog Rose) plants in the hedges are beginning to flower wafting their sweet scent into the air as you walk by.
This is the first year where we have regularly seen a grey squirrel other than a brief autumn hazelnut raid. Mixed feelings, but they do look cute.
The main pond edge is awash with yellow flag iris flowers. Small pictures of masses of flower never seem to capture the impact, so here is a detail.
This male blackbird has found this caterpillar and is probably about to take it back to chicks in a nest somewhere.
These two carrion crows are presumably the youngsters we watched in the nest for weeks. Much too fine plumage condition to be the adults, and the tails are short. Rarely saw the adults together away from the nest anyway, and these spent several minutes feeding.
Oxeye daisy (also known as Moon Daisies) are starting to flower by the thousand. Enjoy the intricate detail of the spirals at the centre.
Swallows and Swifts making passing visits and this swallows obliged by flying low enough and in decent light to get a sequence of which this is one.
The Horse Chestnut trees are in full flower even though only 15 years old or younger
The carrion crow chicks now spend most of their time on branches near the nest impatiently waiting for food.
The carrion crow nest is looking the worse for wear which isn't surprising given the pounding it has got from exercising chicks.
Swallows and Swifts are being seen, but the conditions are not right for good photos. So here is an image from last year.
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