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These 2 male chaffinches are already squabbling over territory.
Montage of fieldmice (wood mice).
A slight frost on this damp autumn oak leaf left it sparkling.
The night before this photo was very still and mist off the ponds soaked trees in the drifting mist. The bottom right is an 180 degree rotated & enlarged image of the drop where you can see the distorted image of the trees in the main image.
An elegant robin take-off.
The following day the wind had dropped and the female pheasant looks her prim self again.
Christmas greetings to you. This is the original orientation and textless version of one of the Woodland Trust's web-Christmas cards.
Earlier hours of next morning the male Pheasant passed by - this time with his head into the wind.
Our 'blonde' Female Pheasant with her back to a gale ruffling her feathers. This was 2:26p.m. with the weather and day length conspiring to leave little sign of light in the sky.
The Robin seems to have been startled by the fieldmouse (wood mouse).
Fieldmouse (Wood Mouse) scampering along the log.
The Robin and Dunnock appear not to like one another's company. Rather out-of-focus behind the log but a genuine single frame.
Robin posing for the 2007 Christmas card?
Haven't seen a dunnock for 3 months and suddenly they are back day after day.
At last, even if a bit of a cheat - images of the pair of pheasants at the same site (but taken 10 minutes apart)
This messy picture is two field mice leaping in the air, one showing its underside and lower jaw teeth.
This robin was caught in the act of take-off.
Just a riot of colour in the pheasant's head.
The moorhen are being seen only occasionally at the moment, so it was nice to see these two after sunset. The one on the right appears to be an immature with beak just finishing its change to adult red.
Even as winter starts to bite signs of Spring buds are already in evidence, as on the Hazel (Cob nut) tree.
This place has always had an abundance of robins of which this one posed nicely.
Don't know what these were escaping from but they can leap many times their own height.
2 Magpies - the saying says '2 for joy'.
Sweet fieldmouse (wood mouse).
To follow yesterdays, female pheasant 'Blondie' has obliged with a picture. Next day they appeared together at the same site (but she still had her head out of frame).
The male pheasant is now about most days. The morning before this afternoon picture one of 'his' females (that we call 'Blondie' because her plumage is unusually light) visited the same site but left her head out of the picture.
A fox on the hunt - we wonder what he/she can see behind the log that we can't!
Fieldmouse (Wood Mouse) picking over the offerings.
A gloomy mid-afternoon is illuminated by the iridescent plumage of this male pheasant. We have 2 male pheasant visitors, one with a strong white neck-ring (see image for 18 Nov 2006), and this one almost none.
One of the now leafless Hawthorn trees (the leaf you see is from a black poplar) has a supply the berries the birds will soon be desperate for.
The willow buds are already swelling to make next February's pussy willows even before its finally shed the last leaves
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