Happy New Year !
This industrious little mouse clearly had a nest under the decking where he was stocking provisions for the winter. His nose would appear through the impossibly small hole, followed by his head. After a rapid scan for danger, the rest of his body would pop through the hole, a quick forage of fallen birdseed was made, and he was back through the hole in the blinking of an eye.
Canon G3X at 220mm (600mm equiv) ISO800 1/125 at f/7.1
This chap is one of several who have discovered the feeders outside my conservatory window. Located only about five feet from where I am sitting, the feeders give me a front-row seat of the activity and a great opportunity for capturing the antics of the birds.
Canon G3X ISO800 1/1000 at f/7.1
These gardens are well worth a visit. They are beautifully laid out by a team of gardeners with a highly professional approach to landscaping and a knowledge of how and where to place dozens of plant varieties. The result is a garden full of colour, shape and surprise.
Canon G3X ISO400 1/250 at f/8
Spent a great morning at the wonderful RHS Harlow Carr gardens, Harrogate, on 2 October. This little fellow popped up for a photo shoot, giving me about ten seconds of his valuable time. There will be more shots from the gardens of the course of the next couple of weeks.
Canon G3x ISO400 1/1000 at f/9. Full zoom
A photo from the archives. This red squirrel was munching on peanuts from a feeder in a garden in the Lake District. The image is this month’s free download so if you would like a hi-res version for your desktop wallpaper, just hit the subscribe button in the pop-up screen and join my newsletter.