It has been several weeks since the last Secret Life of The Compost Heap post video. There has been a lack of subjects. I moved the camera to a new location for a week and recorded nothing but rabbits. Back at the compost heap, and the odd fox and badger. It was cold, so maybe they were keeping out of the cold, snuggled down somewhere.
After filming a few scenes of the rabbit hole, I repositioned the camera to look to the left of the rabbit hole where there is a wildlife path. Sure enough, badgers and foxes passed by. The foxes walking by and investigating the second entrance to the rabbit burrow. The foxes are rather camera-shy and can see the Infra-Red light. You can see one small fox being very hesitant. Alas, the Polecat has not been seen again. One domestic cat comes by regularly.
During the day one of our pheasants came by walking towards the bird feeders. You can see him run back a little later. Somebody must have opened the doorway to the house and scared him.
There is a short scene with a little field mouse. Cute.
A three-day holiday, but what horrible weather. Rained all day on Saturday, Rosemary went to visit her parents, I did Tescos and installed a wireless link at the neighbours so they could access the internet through our broadband. The took us our for a meal at the Pheasant in Brill.
Ah Saturday, up at 3:45 to meet up with some other lunatics at Finemere wood to hear the dawn chorus. I have never heard so much noise from a group of people trying to keep quiet. People should not wear all those expensive Gortex jackets. Hey a quite fleece was all that was needed on this rainless warm early morning. We heard some birds, (too numerous for me to name) and then had a walk around in the light to see the bluebells. Finished off with a bacon roll and then back to the house by 8.00 for the rest of the day. This was organised by the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust. Finemere wood is about two miles from us. Though we have never walked through it, we have often visited the pond near by.
A little git of gardening in the afternoon while the weather was fine.
Sunday started off wet and miserable, so a day in front of the PC I think. Maybe a quick visit to the P&A in the evening to sort out the Tug of War.