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Fieldmouse (Wood Mouse) feasting on a single corn grain.
Not many Chaffinches visit the photo-sites, though we see many most days in the hedges, so this photo is welcome.
Haven't caught the male pheasant on camera for almost a month. We haven't seen 'the girls' for about the same period. Hopefully they have found a safe nesting in the rank grass.
Robin at one end of the log, and at the other end another beauty, this time a lovely golden Horse Chestnut leaf frond that has hung on until the previous night's gale.
This magpie is probably gathering material for a nest. No doubt we will spot where it is soon.
There are scapes all over the place in the grass. From this image it looks like it is used for bedding.
Robin arrived as we left from stocking-up. What to have first?
This magpie obviously likes the baked beans, taking off overloaded and dropping at least one.
This pair of moorhen seemed to find apple peel and baked beans an ideal supper.
Moorhen in perfect condition. The open beak suggests that it was calling.
Just so you won't forget our primary visitors, here is a young rabbit practising his 'innocent' look before going off to eat the flowers and damage the tree bark.
Blackbird female standing on one leg on the much photographed log.
Rather taken with the markings on this horse chestnut twig.
In November we pollarded a leaning eucalyptus tree that would hit the house if it fell. A buck muntjac deer has found the drying leaves to his taste.
Moorhen territorial disputes are now in full spate. Here the intruder (left) is doing battle with both of the incumbent birds being seen off after about 15 minutes.
A magpie showing off it's iridescent tail while about to tuck into apple peel.
The female blackbird at the remote feeding log.
The robin at the remote feeding log.
Our local farmer's Nephew took this evocative image of a Waxwing flock gathered on a winter tree. This a crop of a larger image so the birds are big enough to see on a web-site sized picture.
Our sole remaining local farmer has taken up digital photography and kindly let us have this image he captured of a Ringed Plover flock wheeling through the evening gloom over his farm. We saw the flock in the distance but couldn't even identify them.
Another blackbird with beak smeared with mud - this time the female (see male at 2 Feb) .
A robin singing but out of our earshot. What a pity.
A twig falling into the picture has startled one of 'our' moorhens.
Attracting the birds attracts predators including this huge black cat to be seen in the main section carrying off a rabbit.
The morning after a severe ground frost the blackish feathers of this male blackbird make a startling contrast.
A Robin nicely poised on the log.
Blackbirds probe the ground for insects. Here the male hasn't cleaned his beak yet.
Our moorhen are now mostly seen as a pair wandering round the site and sitting expectantly on heaps of raked-out pond detritus.
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