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THE LOST EGG


Someone has careless left an unattended egg in the garden . Fortunately the egg police ( fox ) were on hand to clear the hazard.

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GREAT TIT

Here is my photo of the week , the humble Great tit , enjoying a bath in the paddling pool at the Meadow Hide.

IT’S ALL SO QUIET

Today I’m flying solo at the hide. The much needed trim to the path is now complete , paddling pool water topped up , so that’s todays duties done and dusted. It’s quiet here today , both in the number of feathers and paws visiting the hide , but also noise created by humans. The […]

FRIDAY AT THE HIDE

Friday at the hide , 13th may 2022 A bonus day at the hide today , and i’m not here alone , today my co-pilot is none other than The Wiltshire Birdman , Mr Graham Stewart. It’s been over a week since my last visit to the hide , an boy has the meadow grown […]

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  1. Great summary of the life and times of the fox. You don’t mention the nocturnal screams, which I believe are most common in the (winter) breeding season. Have you noticed how often in TV dramas someone opens their front door and it’s dark outside…and to make us believe this really is being filmed on location at midnight or 1am, rather than in a nice cosy studio with the lights turned off, the silence is shattered by a screaming fox? Makes a change from hooting owls, I suppose, but still an example of lazy film-making in my opinion, particularly as this is just as likely to happen in dramas set in July as it is in those happening in January!

    Many, many years ago I was working in central Leicester, just metres outside the inner ring road. I’d had an early call off-site and was returning to the office around 11am on a fine sunny day, only to spot a fine looking fox on the other side of the road. What alerted me to his presence was the clickety-click-click-click of his claws on the pavement as he sprinted towards who-knows-where. That must have happened at least a quarter of a century ago, and I still remember it like it was yesterday!

    Thank you for your uplifting and informative post.

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