Sunny autumn afternoon

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.

Before we were spotted

Before we were spotted

Been spotted

Been spotted

Even though the male Muntjac had spotted us and the dogs, he still zig-zagged his way towards us

Muntjac coming closer

Muntjac coming closer

Until at last he stopped, stared, then turned trotting off into the hedge

Muntjac deer

Muntjac deer

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.

Chaffinch

Chaffinch

The Buzzards, including H3, my local ringed Buzzard, were enjoying the thermals this afternoon.

H3 my local Buzzard

H3 my local Buzzard

Circling Buzzards

Circling Buzzards

About Alex White - Appletonwild

This is my diary of the wildlife where I live in Oxfordshire, and sometimes the places I visit. My passion is for British wildlife, especially Badgers and Hares. I am a keen amateur photographer using a Canon SX60 HS. All the photographs on this blog are taken by myself unless stated otherwise. I am a member of A Focus on Nature, the network for Young Nature Conservationists, BBOWT, The Oxon Mammal group and The Oxfordshire badger Group. You can also follow me on Twitter @Appletonwild Instagram appletonwild
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