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We would love to run a 'what happened next' competition, but we have no idea what did happen.
The hedge bottoms are now full of fallen fruit and the denizens are making the most of it. Amazing how the peanut feeders empty so slowly at this time of year.
Shortly after dark this fox looks up showing the fully dilated irises of its eyes. There are a few water drops on its muzzle - maybe it stopped off at a pond for a drink.
A flurry of wings as this Great Tit (all things being relative) launches itself into the grey afternoon sky.
Peanuts are definitely the favourite.
The squirrels are now all over the place, jumping from tree to tree over our heads as we walk round.
Another entry for twee fieldmouse (wood mouse) of the year.
Not the female kestrel this time (possibly a juvenile male) spent quite a while hovering into the wind over some of our rough grass. The wind/sun directions were hopeless for good photos, but it did do a few sweeps round offering this opportunity.
This fox spent about 15 minutes 30 to 50 metres from us. Slightly bothered by the noisy camera shutter, but with no 'Human' scent from being upwind of us, it carried on foraging.
A fieldmouse (wood mouse) looking so sweet with elegantly draped tail among autumns bounty.
A sparkling tangle of spider silk drenched by a morning mist.
Jumping off a brick just out of frame to the left, the fieldmouse (wood mouse) has obviously startled the vole that was probably nibbling a blackberry.
Absent for a while from the camera sites (though seen regularly at an Infra-red site) the fox has a midnight visit.
'Next years' horse chestnut bud drenched after a night with 62mm of rain in 24Hrs. The water drop was murky, unlike the ones for 14 Mar 2007 and 28 Dec 2006 (see the archive).
Another delightful bug photographed in September was held back because we were unsure (& wrong!) about identification. Kindly identified for us Sheila B via Judith K.
More typical British autumn colour - beech trees nicely showing all the colours at once.
A little Canadian colour in an English wood. Unlike typical UK deciduous leaves, individual plant cells seem to go from green to red very quickly - very few are orange. Decades ago a Canadian Friend of Marie's commented on the gentle change of British autumn colour, and at last we see why.
We have mentioned before the corvids chasing off the female kestrel and for once the flyby came moderately close.
The younger mice are seeing snails for the first time and obviously don't know what to make of them.
A small scale dogfight by human standards, but it must be a pretty major scrap for these birds.
We guess this must be a pair of Chaffinches - they arrived only 2 minutes apart.
We have been putting out fresh twigs of various hedge fruits each day for whatever wants. Here a fieldmouse (wood mouse) is nibbling at a single elderberry in it's paws.
What more to say ...
Nice quiet portrait of a Dunnock contrasts with it dive-bombing a robin (see 10 Oct 2007).
3 Fieldmice (Wood Mice) in domestic bliss among the rose hips (which they don't seem to eat).
Out at dusk, 3 fieldmice (wood mice) quietly investigate what the birds have left.
Its months since we included any Tits (even though they are regulars) but this '2 in 1' opportunity can't be passed up.
With all those chewed hawthorn berries we think this fieldmouse (wood mouse) is finishing off another piece. As far as we have seen everything else (birds, rabbits & foxes) eat whole berries or remove clusters.
The mouse on the log looks as if it is about to do a vampire leap.
Fortuitous focus captures the female Chaffinch's face as it flies over the male.
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