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31 May 2007

The grey squirrel has put in an appearance months before it's usual nut-season visit and made many visits to this camera site as well as the bird nut feeders by the house. 'Rats with good PR' is one description of these tree damaging rodents, but you have to admire them.

Ref: D35_20070518_0709_140 fb2 Grey Squirrel running.jpg

30 May 2007

This yellowhammer is turning in flight right on the edge of the frame.

Ref: D3E_20070516_1721_018 fb1 Yellowhammer turning in flight.jpg

29 May 2007

A bit of damp weather has brought all the slimy inhabitants out.

Ref: D3E_20070517_0240_093 fb1 Fieldmouse (Wood Mouse) & slugs & worm.jpg

28 May 2007

Looks like a little territorial disagreement in progress.

Ref: D35_20070514_1631_006 fb2 Great Tit and Robin face-off.jpg

27 May 2007

These cherries weigh about 8gm and the mouse looks mid size of range 13 to 27gm so it is probably carrying 40% of its own weight in its mouth.

Ref: D3E_20070516_0141_182 fb1 Fieldmouse (Wood Mouse) carrying cherry.jpg

26 May 2007

This is the 3 surviving chicks in the evening sunshine near the edge of the pond.

Ref: D60_20070514_1754_004 3 moorhen chicks.jpg

25 May 2007

The adult moorhen has found something (possibly a small snail) and is offering it to the chick who wouldn't take it - they only want squishy stuff at this age.

Ref: D60_20070514_1755_010 Moorhen looking for food & offering it to chick (2 of 2).jpg

24 May 2007

A fieldmouse (wood mouse) elegantly bounding down the log.

Ref: D3E_20070509_0335_053 fb1 Fieldmouse (Wood Mouse) running.jpg

23 May 2007

This Yellowhammer is shaking off water in heavy rain. We are used to seeing this in dogs and larger animals, but in birds it is usually so quick you don't see a thing.

Ref: D3E_20070509_1934_090 fb1 Yellowhammer shaking off water in heavy rain.jpg

22 May 2007

After the first decent rain for a month out come the slugs & snails to join the fieldmice (wood mice).

Ref: D3E_20070507_0349_064 fb1 2 Fieldmice (Wood Mice) & snails and slugs (1st substantial rain for weeks).jpg

21 May 2007

These delightful little creatures sometimes behave as if they are completely mad (genuine single frame).

Ref: D35_20070504_2046_016 fb2 3 Fieldmice (Wood Mice).jpg

20 May 2007

Its the time of territorial disputes and these face-to-face fights are typical. Note the vicious claws of the robin on the right going for the chaffinch.

Ref: D3E_20070504_1813_005 fb1 Chaffinch and robin in aerial fight (web crop).jpg

19 May 2007

A fieldmouse (wood mouse) tucking into one of last years frozen cherries we stored for the animals.

Ref: D3E_20070505_2123_110 fb1 Fieldmouse (Wood Mouse) eating.jpg

18 May 2007

A robin paused on the log while collecting food for his young. Note the insect or worm in the beak.

Ref: D3E_20070502_1902_013 fb1 Robin with food in beak.jpg

17 May 2007

This fox visited one site twice in an evening & looks in good condition. Neither images gives a clue as to sex but it is in much better condition than a mangy creature we have glimpsed a few times.

Ref: D35_20070430_1935_020 fb2 Fox.jpg

16 May 2007

The robins are all looking a little the worse for wear as the breeding season progresses.

Ref: D3E_20070429_1900_127 fb1 Robin.jpg

15 May 2007

Dandelions are making their 'clocks' so beloved of children of all ages.

Ref: P34_20070430_1105_420 Dandelion Clock (web crop).jpg

14 May 2007

We don't often feature rabbits so here is a montage of an adult and a youngster.

Ref: D35_20070425_1906_051+0700_043 fb2 Adult & Young Rabbits (montage).jpg

13 May 2007

Fieldmouse (Wood Mouse) tucking into some fruit or other. Note the snail behind.

Ref: D3E_20070424_2050_046 fb1 Fieldmouse (Wood Mouse).jpg

12 May 2007

Portrait of a male chaffinch

Ref: D3E_20070425_0749_113 fb1 Chaffinch Male.jpg

11 May 2007

Only the second time we have seen a field vole (last in 2005 running about on the patio). Slightly larger than the fieldmouse (wood mouse) on the left.

Ref: D3E_20070418_2032_037 fb1 Field Vole & Fieldmouse (Wood Mouse).jpg

10 May 2007

Are imagining that the fieldmouse (wood mouse) on the left has a lecherous gleam in his eye?

Ref: D35_20070420_2010_013 fb2 Fieldmouse (Wood Mouse) leaping off log onto or over another.jpg

09 May 2007

In the evening sun a Kestrel swooped and hovered over our patch for a few minutes, the sun for once lighting the underside. Here is one while it was hovering - we didn't see it catch anything.

Ref: D10_20070420_1754_015 Kestrel hovering (web crop).jpg

08 May 2007

There seem to be 3 drakes and 2 ducks lurking round the site. Here a pair drowse in unusually warm early April sunshine.

Ref: D10_20070407_1028_004 Mallard duck and drake dozing on Dragon Pond edge.jpg

07 May 2007

The plant 'Self-Heal' has gone rampant this year. The Peacock Butterfly (which will have hibernated away the winter) has a welcome feed.

Ref: P34_20070418_1746_285 Peacock butterfly on Self-Heal (Rotate & crop).jpg

06 May 2007

Wrens usually offer only a fleeting glimpse, but we spotted this bird furiously taking nesting material to about .5m up a reed mace clump. This is a composite of two images (bird at the left a second or two before the right).

Ref: D60_20070419_1234_032+1234_030 Montage of Wren building nest try 2.jpg

05 May 2007

When the fieldmice (wood mice) are not leaping about they practice looking sweet.

Ref: D3E_20070415_2349_160 fb1 Fieldmouse (Wood Mouse).jpg

04 May 2007

A number of blackbird pairs are nesting somewhere around us. Here a male is collecting 'squishy' morsels.

Ref: D3E_20070416_0715_225 fb1 Blackbird Male with food in beak.jpg

03 May 2007

A collared dove showing off his/her wings.

Ref: D35_20070413_1836_026 fb2 Collared Dove.jpg

02 May 2007

All the colours and detail of a chaffinches back and wings.

Ref: D3E_20070412_1949_044 fb1 Chaffinch male with spread wings and back.jpg

01 May 2007

This years daisies pushing aside the fall of last years old oak leaves.

Ref: P34_20070414_1653_612 Daisies pushing through fallen Oak leaves.jpg



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