There has been quite a lot of interesting wildlife, over the last week or so, around my home in Hampshire and I thought I would share it with you. There has been a Buzzard which has spent a lot of time around my paddock at home recently, I don't seem to be able to get very close though!
This Blue Tit was feeding on a wild growing Apple tree, in a disused chalk quarry, just up the road from my house. There were about 5 0r 6 birds regularly visiting the tree feeding on the rotten fruit. Perhaps they were feeding on small insects feeding on the rotten fruit.
There are also a few Dunnock around my home, and occasionally they even try and feed from the garden feeders. This is more often than not, rather amusing to watch as they struggle to grip onto the feeders. They normally give up and pick on the scraps of bird feed on the ground before retreating back into the thick bushes nearby.
Whilst watching the Blue Tits feeding on the Apple tree in the quarry, I noticed some movement on the bank beneath. After sitting still and watching carefully, I noticed it was a hive of activity for small rodents for which I only managed to get one shot. I have looked at the image again and again and due to the length of the tail I have decided it was a Bank Vole.