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These photos were all taken in and around Staplefield over the last few weeks.
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18 jan

I wasn't quite quick enough to catch this young fox head on.

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A chilly early morning in Staplefield

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There was even a frost on the lower hanging alder catkins

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16 Jan

A beautifully pristine shaggy inkcap. Inkcaps come into their own as they decay in
a lovely inky mess. Hopefully we'll get a picture of this decaying.

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photo courtesy of Margaret Dean


13 Jan

Rats with furry tails. Love them or hate them, a pair of grey squirrels always offer
a bit of lively entertainment.

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12 Jan

An area of bog affected by iron leeching into the water system. The dog has always enjoyed drinking the water
and marsh marigolds, but not animal life, flourish in it.
Here's a bit of information on it provided by the Shropshire Star
 

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A bit of winter colour in the woods is provided by this marsh marigold.

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10 Jan

After ten days without rain the stream from Nymans looks a little thirsty.
 

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A chilly and slightly damp feel to Thursday morning, looking north.

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9 Jan

This nuthatch had just flown into a window and was taking a few seconds to recover before
flying off embarrassed but apparently unscathed.
 

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8 Jan

A bluetit, high up in an alder, feeding from the catkins
 

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The leafy carpet in the woods is crisp and dry after nine dry days.

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Of the bird table regulars the coal tits are my favourite. Without a bird table they are difficult to spot/identify.
They are more timid than blue tits and arrive in pairs rather than flocks.
 

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25 Dec

The curve of the tree creeper's beak shows well in silhouette.
Apparently tree creepers only ever work their way up a tree, never down.

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A fallow doe with a youngster. The youngster looked a little lame on its front right leg.
They didn't seem perturbed by the horses in the field.

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22 Dec

A young buzzard watching out for a meal.
This one spends half the morning picking worms from the sodden earth.

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