Mainly Mammals 2019

  • 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....

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • 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.

    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.

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • In reply to Mike B:

    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?
  • 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.

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • A family of Brown Rats is not everyone's cup of tea, but the youngsters are quite photogenic running around rotten and hollow branches

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    Nige   Flickr

  • Certainly a better habitat than in my garden where I see them occasionally on Hoggie trailcam, but don't really mind as we aren't overrun ... my poison crazy neighbours see to that!! Also see families of them at birdfeeders at local reserve, as you say Nige, quite appealing to watch the tiny youngsters!

     

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  • In reply to Nigel O:

    Nigel O said:

    A family of Brown Rats is not everyone's cup of tea, but the youngsters are quite photogenic running around rotten and hollow branches

    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.

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • In reply to Alan.:

    Red deer 

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • Good photo Hazy, we didn't take too many photos back then did we, unlike now when everybody snaps with phone and poses grrrrrr.

    Lot to learn