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Mammals - Fieldmice (also known as Wood Mice) Page 31

Image Taken on 09 May 2007 at 03:35    Image of day on 24 May 2007

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

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Image Taken on 16 Oct 2006 at 23:47    Image of day on 30 Oct 2006

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 into your browser's address bar if you are interested.

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Image Taken on 02 Aug 2011 at 00:22    Image of day on 14 Sep 2011

We are including hazel nuts too small to be worth cracking open in the nightly offerings - none have been left by the morning, and now we see who takes them away!

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Image Taken on 22 Aug 2009 at 19:46    Image of day on 02 Oct 2009

The fieldmice (wood mice) seem totally barmy. We are surprised this one can even manage this amount of junk - the unusually stiff tail may be helping to counterbalance the load.

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Image Taken on 14 Jul 2010 at 00:59    Image of day on 01 Sep 2010

Whoosh ... - a Fieldmouse (Wood Mouse) makes a hasty exit.

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Image Taken on 20 Sep 2011 at 20:03    Image of day on 06 Nov 2011

We have never before seen before a mouse shaking out it's fur in the rain, droplets flying quite a height by mouse standards.
Slow motion movies of dogs drying themselves after a swim by counter-rotating twists are a favourite in animal programs, and we think this must be very similar on a different scale.

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Image Taken on 07 Oct 2012 at 20:50    Image of day on 18 Nov 2012

Fieldmice (Wood Mice) tend to treat slugs and snails as furniture - here we think this one may be 'perched' on the Leopard Slug

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Image Taken on 21 Nov 2012 at 19:39    Image of day on 18 Dec 2012

This fieldmouse (wood mouse) looks like it has slipped on the wet stone.

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Image Taken on 20 Jun 2011 at 21:44    Image of day on 04 Aug 2011

Easy as falling off a log?

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Image Taken on 29 Oct 2007 at 02:02    Image of day on 29 Nov 2007

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.

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Image Taken on 24 Nov 2009 at 17:58    Image of day on 26 Dec 2009

A quick look and sniff to see if clambering up is worth the trouble. Drat - the cat has licked up the peanut butter!

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Image Taken on 25 Oct 2010 at 19:18    Image of day on 27 Dec 2010

This single mouse spent over an hour hovering around this apple, presumably managing to nibble little bits. Here is a montage of a couple of moments.

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Image Taken on 28 Oct 2012 at 02:23    Image of day on 03 Dec 2012

What's an apple for if not for a Fieldmouse (Wood Mouse) to stand on?

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Image Taken on 29 Dec 2011 at 01:06    Image of day on 25 Jan 2012

What a sweetie - a young fieldmouse (wood mouse) poised on a small red crab apple.

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Image Taken on 10 Aug 2009 at 01:33    Image of day on 21 Sep 2009

Young Mouse: All Mine!
Mum: Don't you dare try to eat it all - you'll get a tummy ache.

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Image Taken on 01 Sep 2007 at 23:36    Image of day on 01 Oct 2007

Looks to us like this sweetie is conducting the orchestra for the Ballet dancing fieldmouse (wood mouse) of 1 Sep 2007.

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Image Taken on 19 Aug 2012 at 01:14    Image of day on 30 Sep 2012

2 days later a sweet little fieldmouse (wood mouse) nervously checks the surroundings. With the fox turning up most nights it is not surprising its nervous.

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Image Taken on 01 Oct 2010 at 23:24    Image of day on 27 Nov 2010

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Image Taken on 02 Oct 2011 at 02:48    Image of day on 17 Nov 2011

Entry 2 for Twee Fieldmouse (Wood Mouse) of the week

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Image Taken on 21 Sep 2012 at 23:30    Image of day on 04 Nov 2012

This little Fieldmouse (Wood Mouse) stands on a sliver of carrot while nibbling a corn grain

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