Thursday, 29 June 2017

Daylight robbery

I noticed this bird feeder was empty but when I went to collect it for refilling there was a small furry body sitting at its base.

It was the middle of the afternoon and the wood mouse was completely unconcerned by my presence.  I went back for the camera and it just carried on feeding.

The photos were taken from 1.2m away - the closest focus of my 200mm lens.  Every minute or so it went back into the hedge but then came straight back again while I was standing there.

I have noticed that the feeder gets completely emptied every day.  I had assumed it was just because of the large numbers of young starlings and sparrows but they were obviously getting a helping hand.

1 comment:

  1. Goodness me! Greed (or hunger) triumphs over fear!