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31 Mar 2006

First sighting of the female Muntjac deer for 3 weeks.

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30 Mar 2006

During the first substantial overnight rain for weeks this soggy robin is taking off in the first glimmer of dawn.

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29 Mar 2006

Most of the Beech trees are still hanging onto their autumn leaves, and this pair of ladybirds are using them for cover.

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28 Mar 2006

Female Blackbird.

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27 Mar 2006

A Robin guarding his territory until something bigger arrives.

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26 Mar 2006

Fox (photographed several times) enjoying fruit peel.

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25 Mar 2006

Robin practicing looking immaculate. Once the nesting starts this won't be seen again until the moult. This Spring everything is much later than we have become used to in recent years.

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24 Mar 2006

Magpie grabbing a beakful off the buffet

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23 Mar 2006

An interesting detail is that the vibrant moorhen beak colour is surface only - here you can see that the inside is white.

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22 Mar 2006

A mouse-eye-view of a Snowdrop. For some reason Snowdrops do not seem to be eaten by rabbits while they routinely destroy primroses.

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21 Mar 2006

Robin investigating a hole in the log.

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20 Mar 2006

Another mouthful of peel gets removed to be devoured.

Ref: D3E_20060309_1736_018 fb1 Carrion crow taking off.jpg

19 Mar 2006

The pair of moorhen on the main pond are mating and endlessly prospecting nest sites. You can guess the one 'behind' is the male.

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18 Mar 2006

Mallard ducks are paired up for the Spring. This pair are sunning themselves on the island of the main pond on top of a pile of removed reed & lily stems.

Ref: P20_20060306_1219_346 Mallard pair on Dragon pond island.jpg

17 Mar 2006

These Pussy willows are 5m up a exuberant willow taken as the cutting of an unknown root-stock 10yrs ago when an ornamental graft died.

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16 Mar 2006

We haven't had a good view of a Sparrowhawk for some months (just flashes of feather and tits disappearing) and then this male spent several minutes on the top of the hedge outside the kitchen window. Not another bird in sight!

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15 Mar 2006

The male pheasant again stayed at this site for an hour taking his picture. Here is one of the better portraits. No sighting of the females at all.

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14 Mar 2006

Some surplus red plums frozen last year disappear quickly. This carrion crow is about to fly off with one.

Ref: D3E_20060302_1650_008 fb1 Carrion Crow about to carry off last years frozen plum.jpg

13 Mar 2006

The Muntjac male wandered through the back garden.

Ref: P20_20060304_1624_333 Muntjac Deer Male.jpg

12 Mar 2006

A pair of Buzzard soared over the plot in the Spring sunshine. They never got close enough while overhead to capture both in one frame, so here is one of them.

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11 Mar 2006

Snowdrops are now in (relative) abundance. Here we are looking up at the morning dew dripping off a small clump.

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10 Mar 2006

This robin is probably about to land on the stone The wing position indicates that it is aerobraking - reducing forward speed prior to landing.

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09 Mar 2006

The 'popularity' of this site increases. Here two fieldmice (wood mice) are seen at once.

Ref: D35_20060301_1859_091 2 Fieldmice (Wood Mice).jpg

08 Mar 2006

Blackbird eyeing over the loose soil before digging in.

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07 Mar 2006

A robin in good fettle.

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06 Mar 2006

This gorgeous male pheasant stays at this site for an hour taking his picture (mostly just tail or foot) 12 times. So much for them being frightened by the flash!

Ref: D35_20060226_1636_017 fb2 Pheasant Male (stayed for 1Hr).jpg

05 Mar 2006

Don't often see a Song Thrush. Longing to photograph one banging a snail against the stone at the other site.

Ref: D35_20060302_0624_095 fb2 Song Thrush.jpg

04 Mar 2006

Another sign of spring is this pairing of the male catkin and tiny red female flower of the Hazel tree (where the Christmas nuts come from).

Ref: P20_20060218_1322_026 Hazel Bud 2 Seq (crop).jpg

03 Mar 2006

Even if it is freezing spring is on its way at last. Here a Pussy Willow is drenched in dew.

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02 Mar 2006

A Magpie looking even more irritable than they usually are. Our house is peeping through the dead but unfallen beech leaves.

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01 Mar 2006

Over a month since we have 'seen' a Muntjac female. Looks in fine fettle but not obviously pregnant.

Ref: D35_20060223_2057_025 fb2 Muntjac Female.jpg



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