A walk around the plantation on a Friday night is a perfect way to let go of the stresses of the week. At the height of summer the grass is long around the field edges and as I discovered last year, with a bit of quiet approach work and the wind in the right direction you can get pretty close to the local wildlife.
Tonight I crossed the ditch and quietly moved around the set aside pasture that provides a winter feeding ground for our local Barn Owl, before passing on and through a break in the hedge. Immediately I became a statue – feeding a few yards away was a leveret, totally preoccupied in its victuals.
I’ve really enjoyed posting the stories, reading the lovely comments and making friends with those that drop in on The Badger’s Eye. Here’s to the second year and all the fun of discovering the wonders of the British countryside.