In the first week of September I decided to head for my favourite Hare haunts, hoping that the crops had been cut, which meant I had a possibility of seeing them again.

I stopped in the first location and yes they had cut the fields, but disappointingly no Hares! I headed off to my second place and it’s where I could take Tilly for a walk on a footpath that edge fields into a large woodland area. Again it was very quiet but I did see one Hare, but very distant.

I headed into the woodland a mixed mature wood of both deciduous trees and conifers. I noticed something light in the trees and realised it was a leucistic Fallow deer with another deer. They were well in the undergrowth and it was very dark but I just managed to get and image of her.

Fallow hinds
Fallow hinds

Tilly and I had a nice walk in the woods and then back again, no more Hares but I did see a Stoat crossing the path close to us, he was very quick but great to see. There were also some Roe deer in the field at a distance.

Time to head home but I stopped for a while at the first field I looked in, I walked just into the entrance as the gate was open and still no sign of Hares, then out the corner of my eye I saw a pair of ears above some rough vegetation, a Hare at last! I stayed still and suddenly the Hare decided to head my way, stopping now and again and then moving towards me again. I stayed as still as I could while taking pictures, how I managed to keep a steady hand I don’t know as I was so excited! He stopped close to me again and I got some close up shots and then he was off again disappearing eventually down the field. He didn’t appear to see me or scent me so he wasn’t spooked at all, what a special meeting!

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