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At the other site another fieldmouse (wood mouse) hurtles through the air - probably startled by something out of frame on the left.
This fieldmouse (wood mouse) is running along the log (to catch the apple before it runs away?). Eadweard Muybridge (pioneer photographer of moving subjects) might have enjoyed this moment in the gait of a mouse. Try pasting http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eadweard_Muybridge into your browser's address bar if you are interested.
We don't often feature rabbits though they appear in many night images. But this one carrying off a whole small apple quite surprised us that they could carry something this big.
This sparkling image sent to us by Jim Kelly of Leamington Spa shows how moorhen (and coots) run across the surface leaving a lovely sequence of splashes. There really isn't enough room on our ponds for them to get up to speed.
Another pair of twee fieldmice (wood mice). For the first time we notice a tiny gland on the nose side of the eye but have been unable to find out whether it is scent, tear or skin care related. Can anybody tell us?
A Beech tree we photograph every few days had this one leaf near the top back-lit like a golden coin.
This gorgeous male pheasant has suddenly re-appeared after some months.
Fieldmouse (Wood Mouse) heaven?
What do you do with a dead pigeon Pt 2:- This 2nd image was taken 10m after 'yesterdays'. A minute after that the pigeon was gone.
What do you do with a dead pigeon:- Feel sad for it's death but note that it was plucked (raptor rather than fox) and wasn't wasted. Then put the remains out as 'bait' and see what happens. It was put out 1Hr 40m before the first image timed at 4:19p.m. Tomorrows image concludes the sequence.
This vertically landing fieldmouse (wood mouse) is a puzzle as there is nothing closer than about 1m from which it could have jumped. Their gymnastics constantly amaze us.
Countrywide day of heavy rain (24mm in 6Hrs) had wildlife finding sheltered spots, providing our first view of this young pigeon on a gloomy mid-afternoon. Note the unfeathered base & colour of the beak which changes with maturity.
Two opposing speeds of life illustrated in one photo.
Wings and feathers at every angle as this Robin effortlessly maneuvers in the air.
We love the way this slug is bridging the gap between the apply and log. Perhaps if you slow things down enough they become quite limber. Marie is studying this for improving her slug barriers round vulnerable vegetables.
The fieldmice (wood mice) are still enjoying the glut of fruit.
Almost the full arc. If you imagine where the centre of the circle is, the Sun is exactly behind the eye/camera in a straight line (oh dear, more physics)
As magpies land they stop their forward rotation at least in part by raising the tail which here has caught the flash to produce this iridescent display caused by waves of light interacting with the structure of the feathers (2 bits of physics: conservation of momentum and diffraction).
These two fieldmice (wood mice) seem to be getting amorous. What mice do best.
We love the look of sunlit trees against grey skies. Here a rainbow is a real bonus
The fieldmice (wood mice) are nibbling a lot of fruit waste from preparing food for storage. This one looks like it can't get there fast enough.
Sparrowhawks and Kestrels and the Corvids really don't tolerate each others presence. This female sparrowhawk and a crow spent some minutes chasing each other about before the rest of the corvids arrived and decided the issue.
This assortment of snails (not an arrangement nor montage) shows the shell variations from almost plain yellow to almost all brown.
Another adorable fieldmouse (wood mouse).
This Red Admiral Butterfly was in a pool of sunlight that makes it glow.
A first siting for us. This large beetle, called the Devil's Coach-horse, stormed out from under the log at one of the photo sites.
The Small copper butterfly first appeared here briefly last year. It has returned this year are is here taking nectar from the poisonous ragwort (presumably the nectar is not poisonous, or the butterfly is resistant).
This year the fallen apples have attracted dozens of Red admiral butterflies.
Fallen apples provide a supply of sweet juice to fuel the butterflies. This is a comma butterfly showing the upper wing and scalloped wing edges.
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