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Muntjac deer picking over the fruit.
The apple is still attracting the gymnasts of the fieldmouse (wood mouse) population.
This lovely Muntjac deer is now visiting one site regularly. Judging from a similar image 2 minutes before it has just rolled the apple to one side and nibbled a cherry stored for them.
Is this fieldmouse (wood mouse) practicing apple rolling? We think not - just a convenient foothold.
Another sparrowhawk image, this time from Jan 2002.
Fieldmouse (Wood Mouse) caught mid-leap.
The hazel catkins have started to open on one of our regularly recorded twigs. Spring is on the way despite rain, gales, and a sea of mud.
A sparrowhawk has been visiting regularly but not where he can be photographed well. So here is an image from April 2006 not shown before.
Fieldmouse (Wood Mouse) running towards the food
Great tits stay with us all year at the peanut feeders, but we haven't seen one at the remote sites for months.
Apples appear to be a favourite of the Muntjac deer.
We rather like the way the colours of the pheasant are echoed in the sky of this gloomy dawn.
Jackdaws are frequent subjects of the automatic cameras, but rarely present themselves in a suitable pose for publication.
The muntjac deer looking over the offerings.
Chaffinch female with muddy leg poised on the log.
A muntjac deer is suddenly visiting both sites. Here she is 'paddling' through a temporary puddle at the site carrying off an apple.
One of the 'joys' of winter is seeing all the nests you had no idea were there when they were occupied. From the small size and seeing wrens many times in this area during the summer we think this is a Wren's nest.
The Ivy fruits almost completely devoured in this patch of ivy.
A robin elegantly pauses on the log.
Our male pheasant brightens up a really grey January afternoon.
We rarely see Redwings (usually scattered in flocks of Fieldfares which have been sparse this year) and had not spotted any this year. But one by chance took its own picture to record it's fleeting visit..
A robin flying at speed through the beam break is inevitably a bit blurred but rather fun.
More hoar frost, this time on Horse chestnut buds we photograph every few days.
The fruiting ivy was also frosted. This sort of crystaline frost freezes moisture straight out of the air (like in freezers) and is called 'Hoar' frost.
Some very cold night have produced some interesting frost and other effects. Here water has frozen clear. Note the vertical icicles where water drops have build up on spider silk. This 'frozen water' frost is called 'Rime.
A beautifully poised Female Chaffinch. Until we started these automated photos we had no idea that chaffinches had such lovely green backs you don't see in the standard 'pose'.
The whole of our large male pheasant just squeezing into the frame.
A rather muddled image of two fieldmice (wood mice) appearing to be having a squabble.
A Robin jumping off his Christmas log?
We often see the pheasants with their beaks smothered in mud. This montage shows the female (right) really getting stuck in - the patch of ground here is now very soft.
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