Amongst decorating the house for Halloween there was time for a quick walk with the dogs over the field. It is always surprising how much wildlife we see even with the dogs. One field had a couple of Roe deer in it while the other had two Muntjacs, a female at one end and a male at the other.
We could hear the call of the small number of Fieldfares that have arrived, soon all the hawthorn bushes along the road and fields will be stripped by them when their numbers increase.
Even though the male Muntjac had spotted us and the dogs, he still zig-zagged his way towards us
Until at last he stopped, stared, then turned trotting off into the hedge
There is a large group of small birds in and around the field, flying down and landing or flying in a big ball doing a good impression of a small murmuration. I’ve been trying to work out what type of birds they are. I now think they are mainly Chaffinches.
The Buzzards, including H3, my local ringed Buzzard, were enjoying the thermals this afternoon.