Time to brush off the dust on this old blog!
I’ve moved to a new website called www.naturalneighbours.net where there will be plenty of photos, news and adventures with wildlife. Please join me there – everyone is very welcome.
PS It’s even got jaguars!
Or, possibly, straight over it:
I’ve no doubt that this little vixen would be indoors if the patio door was opened, but encouraging foxes to be that tame is not at all in their interest, so she has to watch the human world from afar.
She has discovered that she can leap over the fence and wander around the patio, but when she’s away, the mice come to play – and another visitor – a bank vole!
It’s about the same size as a wood mouse, but immediately recognisable as a vole because of its ball-like shape, small ears and short tail.
There’s a slightly larger vole species out in the fields called, not unreasonably, a field vole, but I’m yet to see one of those in the garden. For now, it’s just the bank voles and the wood mice joining the birds on the feeder.
It is, at last, springtime, which means a touch of colour in the countryside:
And a good backdrop to visiting foxes.
How roe deer are supposed to be: under a canopy filled with evening birdsong, grazing silent amidst the twisting boughs.
Portraits of a wood mouse’s evening.