It’s been an eventful holiday, a trip to Devon, Storm Katie, Water voles, Secret World and this Friday a trip up to Stafford to the Mammal Society’s photography awards.
I was very lucky to have my photo of a Hare chosen as the winning photo in the 15 years and under category. Which lead to a short piece on CBBC Newsround and appearance in quite a few newspapers. It was great to meet Wildlife Kate again, who gave out the awards and to talk to Richard Bowler, the overall winner.
Back on my local patch, this weekend, it has been a bit windy for the Hares, but the Red Kite was stalking around in the field after worms.
It was interesting to see that at the moment there are two male Roe deers very close to one another, they were at different sides of the field this morning. Both have three tines, suggesting they are both around 3 years old. One of them has a much darker face and longer antlers on the right, while the second one is heavily scarred, and has longer left hand antlers.
The females were with the first male deer, not the scarred one.
Plenty of the smaller birds in the wood are chasing each other around, such as this Coal tit. While the Jackdaws are very busy taking nesting material in to holes in the trees.
Over at the other end of the village, my Nan has been having frequent visits from a pair of Siskins, but also a pair of Red legged partridges.