I've just looked back at some of your other photos on here and it's obvious that you must live in a rural area,foxes and rats are all you see around here where I live,the photo of the woodpecker is especially good and you are lucky to have all of that nature on your doorstep but you will know that already going by your photos,thanks for sharing them
Yes, I think that's right, Chalky. Rather sad and beautiful.
Have just moved to the countryside from the town. I've only ever seen them in rural areas when I was growing up and a few in the Lakes scurrying across paths or tracks through woods but never in a town. Normally I've just seen a blur and only realised what they are once they've gone!
Found a dead weasel in the garden this morning.
First time I've ever been close to one. Normally just catch a flashing glimpse. I shouldn't really like them as they are so destructive but it was actually rather a beautiful thing.
Not sure what killed it. Had a couple of very small puncture wounds. We have sparrowhawks here but unless I disturbed it they would have made a right mess of it.
Yes, it is a lovely song, Zebby, isn't it?
I'm not sure they are doing quite so well these days but I do see them quite often in the Hawthorn hedges on the field edges. Was a bit easier to spot the other day as it stood out so well in the snow. The Corn Bunting is a bird I hardly ever see. Very common growing up in the fields but I probably only see a handful each year now.
Also, at 9pm Thursdays Robson Green has a three part series about walking Hadrian's Wall. Next Thursday is the final part which will see him doing the Cumbrian section which includes a visit to the Bird of Prey Centre at Thurstonfield.
Hi NCF. Not really wildlife but in case you or others hadn't spotted it. Terry Abraham (Scawfell and Blencathra) has another programme on. Helvellyn BBC 4 2100hrs Tuesday 26th January. I'm looking forward to that
Same here really most of the time. Been in Bedfordshire for 15 or so years and can't remember a wetter period. Rivers have burst their banks, houses flooded and roads closed. Fields are sodden.
The one good day we've had in a week was yesterday so thought I'd get out. I find sometimes after really bad weather there can be lots of wildlife about as well. i walked at dawn and dusk and it was fantastic. Unfortunately a lot of the local area is farmed to within an inch of its life so not ideal for animals but there are some areas with woods, copses, spinneys and hedgerows where there's usually a lot about.
Saw a lot of Redwing too but couldn't get any photos. The highlight from the day were the hares and don't normally see too many this time of year.
I'd been watching the woodpecker for half an hour or so and I turned around to walk away and a hare was just 100 yards or so away. I think I had been so still for a while that it hadn't even realised I was there. I very slowly raised the camera and managed to get a couple of pics before it suddenly clocked me and sped off. Really made my day.