It’s been a good season for Hare spotting this year and also from sightings from my friends which is encouraging news.

One of the first I saw was in a wheat field on my early morning walk. The wheat was still standing and I was so pleased to see him in the tram lines. It was a lucky decision I made that morning I came to a crossroads in the field and if I had turned the other way I would have walked within a few feet of him and not seen him, but I didn’t and it was a real treat!

Hare in Wheat
Hare in Wheat

Of course once they had cut the wheat he was easier to spot, the image below is taken from above some distance off.

Hare from the hill
Hare from the hill

My favourite image of a Hare was when I was out and about in the car I spotted around five Hares on the road and then another four or more in a field close by. I couldn’t find a place to stop safely so I returned a few days later and parked the car up about 1/2 mile from where I had seen them. As I got nearer to the field I crept as quietly as I could ready with my camera, I knew I wouldn’t have too much time. When I got there I spotted a Hare but I was facing the sun as it rose. I thought no chance of a picture but I took some as best I could and when I got home I wasn’t disappointed a lovely rim lighting around the Hare, I was pleased to say the least!

As I drove from where I parked I saw around five on the road again.

Hare in the early morning sunlight
Hare in the early morning sunlight

Then back to the Hare in the wheat field, I’m trying not to spook him I took this over a hedge, Tilly was sitting quietly, I don’t think he knew I was there.

Hare in hiding
Hare in hiding

By the time I got in the field he had moved and I think he may have known we were about but we went quietly on our way and let him be.

In the field!
In the field!

I’ve seen him again one morning when it was misty and what a surprise as I was looking at him a Leveret sprung up in front of me and headed for cover, really nice!

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