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The fieldmice (wood mice) continue their antics.
A dunnock makes an elegant takeoff.
Although probably a line-of-site effect, this juxtaposition of Fieldmouse (Wood Mouse) and Robin has a certain drama.
Contrast the lovely golden colour of the pheasant with those of the surrounding leaves.
This couple of fieldmice (wood mice) look like they are having a bit of a squabble.
The fieldfares and redwing flutter through these tangles hedge tops without any apparent difficulty.
To go with the fieldfare eating a hawthorn berry (shown on 18 Dec 2007) here is a redwing that moves around with the Fieldfare group.
The fieldfares were fluttering through the Hawthorn hedges and we love the spread and translucency of the wings in this fleeting moment.
Taking it easy in the sun this squirrel found a little suntrap about 5m up in one of the black poplars lining the track and stayed there regardless of us, vehicles and other distractions.
Robin just about to land on the stone - bet he slid off the slick wet stone!
Spotted unexpectedly on the Night-time CCTV over the pond was the glowing eyes of a tawny owl perched on the peanut feeder support facing the house. This image was taken in darkness through the kitchen window by educated guesswork. Next days CCTV replay showed it stayed for about 10 minutes mainly with head turned 180 to watch the grass/pond behind.
An ever cheeky Magpie gives the camera the eye.
The aerial antics of a robin twisting through a right angle as it leaves with a crumb of peanut.
Having passed us by when there no apple windfalls, a flock of about 30 Fieldfares (with a few redwings) are making merry in the hawthorn hedge.
This atypical juxtaposition just took our fancy .
We seem to have a number of Grey Squirrels doing various degrees of damage, and often looking very innocent and twee.
Montage of 4 images of a pied wagtail. In the first 3 (top left downwards) it just fails to catch an insect (we think a wasp) on the slates ahead of it. The bird on the ridge has in his beak the result of a successful hunt a few seconds later.
Fox with his eyes firmly focussed on a hoped for pre-midnight snack.
Autumn colours including Black Poplar, Cypresses, Bristlecone Pine, Silver Birch, Oak, Sweet Chestnut, Hazel & Beech.
A kestrel-jackdaw altercation gave us the opportunity for this image. The 'sky' has been cleaned up to remove out of focus foreground branches, but was this beautiful colour.
This rabbit suggests a Rabbit form of 'Jessica' from the mixed Live & animation movie 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit'. We can't remember seeing a rabbit like this in thousands of (discarded) rabbit images.
The Pheasant have been about, but have not obliged with picture since the Spring (See image for 18 Apr 2007).
We think the mouse must have leapt from the ground to be in sharp focus over the log.
We have seen the Muntjac deer by Infra-Red and on surveillance cameras, but this is the first time for months that one (a female) has shown up in a high quality image.
The way this mouse is holding its food puts us in mind of a human munching down a stick of celery.
Leaping mice seem to be a consistent favourite among our visitors to this site, so here is another.
Looking so lonely in a sea of autumn leaves, a young fieldmouse (wood mouse) looks for what's left of the peanut grit on the log.
Its rare to get an extended view of a Muntjac deer while we are outdoors, but on this evening this female came out of the hedge and wandered away from us along the 'rabbit' run taking an occasional peek back at us. See image for 22 Nov 2007 for a fox from the same viewpoint.
We can see that some of there pyracantha (firethorn) berries have already been nibbled.
The Ash tree on the main pond island has just become an attractive perch this female kestrel. In the evening sun she lost her balance momentarily and provided this unusual view of her exquisite feathers.
Its the time of year for strange lights in the sky. This is a 'sundog' - patch of refracted sunlight to the left and/or right of the sun.
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