This thread must have slipped through the listing somewhere.
What fabulous photos all, It's now bookmarked.
Here's a cheeky grey squirrel getting on the bird feeder
And a majestic buck, getting some rest in before the rut starts....
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Lot to learn
In reply to gaynorsl:
gaynorsl said:That squirrel is a regular on your feeder Mike by the look of the chewing it has done!! Fabulous shots of both squidge and stag.
That one and a few others, and most likely this years young has joined the adults....
They've even tried to squeeze through the bars on the other feeders, with one getting stuck, though it did free itself after a while.
In reply to Mike B:
In reply to PimperneBloke:
PimperneBloke said:I can't garner any warmth towards grey squirrels I'm afraid, but that's an absolute stunner of a buck. Is the one in the background white, or is it the bright sunlight making it look pale?
While I respect them as part of nature, I too don't hold much feeling towards them either.
My reason being, they're not an indigenous species. However, with a sensible level of sympathy, it isn't their fault, it was man who introduced them to the UK.
Reference the white buck, you are quite correct, here he is in all his relaxed glory, cropped from another photo.
A family of Brown Rats is not everyone's cup of tea, but the youngsters are quite photogenic running around rotten and hollow branches
2013 photos & vids here
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In reply to Nigel O:
Nigel O said:
Brilliant photos Nige.
Rats, whether folk like it or not, are part of nature, part of the eco system, natures hoovers, and very able to adapt to their surroundings.
I personally find them fascinating, and will happily watch and photograph them.
In reply to Alan.:
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