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We only had (well found) one patch of frogspawn this year. The frogs flee as we approach so this was taken by leaving a camera taking an image each 30 secs.
Particularly relieved this year by the return of hundreds of honey bees after a few years of seeing only a few at any time
Peacock butterflies hibernate, so this one is in remarkably good condition for a 6 month old insect.
Magpie leaving with some potato peel and straw - not sure which it actually wanted.
Blackbird taking off
Moorhen collecting soft material - hopefully for a nest.
A sweetie pair of robins.
We strew some cut grass around the camera sites in the hope of 'seeing' birds collecting it. Well it is disappearing but this female blackbird is the first usable image of a bird taking some.
A hundred or so common gulls feeding in the cattle pastures passed low overhead.
A resident moorhen pairs up with it's shadow?
Two for Joy.
Blackthorn flowers before the leaves appear, unlike Hawthorn where the leaves come first.
The morning we saw the night-time frog we also found this frogspawn.
First 'sighting' of a frog here this year would be this fun if rather inelegant image.
One for Sorrow (2 for Joy follows in a few days).
Hungry fox on the hunt.
Sometimes when you see a bird in flight you fleetingly see colours not visible when the bird is perched. Here you can see an unexpected green patch hidden when this Chaffinch has its wings folded.
We have no idea what startled these two fieldmice (wood mice).
The male robins continue to show off.
A moorhen feeds in the golden light of dawn.
Over the last couple of years Jays have moved into the plot.
Another Magpie catching the flashlight to create a show of iridescence.
Two of our larger birds passing like ships in the night.
We think this pair of moorhen are the territory holders for the three main ponds. Another pair are lurking in a woodpile near the smallest pond but can't see how they can nest anywhere safely.
Tree sparrows (distinguished from House sparrows by the dark patch on the cheek) breed here in boxes designed for tits. On the other hand we hardly ever see house sparrows.
This blackbird obviously prefers the meat to the fruit and veg.
A little domestic bliss in a Fieldmouse (Wood Mouse) household.
A pair of evil looking jackdaws descending like vultures.
The wonderful iridescent colour of this Magpies tail is un-enhanced.
Territorial conflicts continue as the Robin chases off the Dunnock.
The fieldmouse (wood mouse) is dragging a piece of Potato peel nearly as big as itself.
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