First and foremost, I MUST thank you for your lovely comments on my last post - I'm sorry that I didn't reply to you all, (hangs head in shame).
This morning I had to take hubs to Stafford Showground as he has a bike in the Classic Motorcycle show there. I decided to come back home through the 'Chase' and see what I could find to photograph. (Click on any photo to enlarge.)
I found this little chaffinch hunkering down out of the wind.
Another one with a beak-full!
A male great tit and another chaffinch.
Then there was the magpie, female pheasant and the male great tit.
Magpies feeding their face ;o)
(I LOVE magpies)
Sadly, there were far too many folk out and about to see any deer, but I caught these images the other afternoon (17th October) when I escaped for a few hours.
Melanistic fallow doe
Melanistic 'pricket' fallow buck
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I've started to capture and weigh my little spiky garden visitors to make sure they have enough fat reserves to last the Winter hibernation (at this time of year minimum of 700g. So far the three I've weighed were - 1.2kg! 900g and the first juvenile I've seen this year that was only 400g. She has been taken to West Midlands Hedgehog Rescue so that my dear friend Joan can 'fatten her up to a safe weight and then she'll be released back into my garden at an appropriate time,' :o)
Keep an eye out for hogs and weigh them too. If you see one out in the daylight there IS a problem. (See my hedgehog info page for details)
I leave you one happy lady!
Best wishes to all.