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A male blackbird with a female close to the camera at the front (the dull beak is visible when we 'enhance' the image).
Magpie wondering who beat him/her to the fruit?
Domestic Bliss fieldmouse (wood mouse) style.
One of the few sycamores not riddled with a harmless but unsightly black spot fungus takes on its autumn hues.
The robin surveying the feeding area.
A beech twig with leaves all the way from green to brown.
Fallen Horse Chestnut Conker fallen to the ground still with it's spikey shell.
First time we have seen two fieldmice (wood mice) at this site. Important time of year for mice - fatten up to survive the winter.
Just a rather typical collection of visitors. The slug is the shiny brown thing on the log.
'Everything' seems to have found the new food supply including this Magpie.
To go with yesterday's adults here is one of this years offspring. Note the developing colouration of the beak and shield (the 'forehead').
3 way adult moorhen fights are taking place on the main pond. In a more peaceful evening our resident pair resplendent in white trimmed plumage and bright red & yellow beaks feed up after the days activities.
Whole of the fieldmouse (wood mouse)'s tail this time.
We have zoomed in on the log to get some real close-ups of the flood of fieldmice (wood mice).
A lovely carpet of Large leaf lime leaves.
Just this one branch on a young silver birch has turned gold.
At the time we didn't notice the red droplets around the bottom
of this fungus photographed on a wet morning
In Oct 2016 (11 years on!) we found another of this Fungus and now had the tools to identify it as a Shaggy Ink Cap Fungus.
Our most mature Horse chestnut with fruit about to drop.
The Russian vines have gone mad flowering this years and are attracting the last insects.
The fruit of the spindle bush is the only glaring colour clash within one plant that we know of. The orange colour is the fruits.
Red Oak is one of our few non-native trees. They don't grow particularly well here but the glorious colours compensate.
This Sycamore only has very little black spot fungus disfiguring its leaves, so shows the beginning of golden hues rather nicely.
We put out some stale shelled hazel-nuts and this mouse has apparently nibbled his way in to take away the Kernel as his prize.
The fieldmice (wood mice) definitely like this new site and are hogging the flashlight as well as the bait.
Make up your own story ...
Another fieldmouse (wood mouse) with that wonderful mobile tail stretched out behind.
The fieldmice (wood mice) have certainly found the new camera position to their liking as has a robbin and (inevitably) some rabbits.
No colour enhancement here - this magpie stomping out of frame showed us this 'rainbow' of colours.
The second night photo kit had to be repaired, and we have moved it to a more secluded spot. It took a couple of days of baiting for the first creature to photograph itself - this Fieldmouse (Wood Mouse) carrying off an apple skin feast.
Hazelnuts provide a feast for creatures that can smash, chew or nibble their way in. Here are some remains.
This grasshopper stayed still long enough to photograph it on the edge of a plant container.
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