Here’s a little trip down memory lane, a photo shoot with one of my favourite foxes , Peanuts. She was a regular visitor and over a few months we built up a bond of trust. She would approach me with no fear but always maintained a short distance , normally around two metres. We would both sit on my drive and reassuringly she would run for cover if anyone else arrived. Peanuts loved peanuts, hence the name .But she would also never shy away from an egg.
The images were taken about 8 o’clock pm , with me lying on the ground using a flash gun to black out the background, It was still daylight and the flash didn’t seem to bother Peanuts at all. Obviously you have to be very careful using flash photography at night with nocturnal animals.
Weekend Wildlife Saturday 24 July from the Meadow Hide Welcome to another Weekend Wildlife , today I’m joined in the hide by my wife Anne. It’s been hot , hot , hot this past week here in North Wiltshire with temperatures well above 30 every day so today’s rather cool temperature is a pleasant surprise. […]
Here’s the full story, the Brown Rat , Rattus norvegicus The Brown Rat is a native of central Asia which was introduced to the British Isles around 1720. It has subsequently spread throughout the British Isles, and indeed much of the temperate world, carried especially by humans in ships. There is little doubt that due […]
BULLFINCH Pyrrhula pyrrhula Length 16 cm Wingspan 28cm Weight 35 g Population 400,000 One of the larger finches’s the bullfinch has a rounder more compact body , with a black face and head , bright pink underparts and […]