A cheeky visitor from the Home Reserve

October 22, 2023

Earlier this year, late into the evening one of the dogs took a great interest in the fissure at the bottom of our Tree of Life adjacent to the Home Reserve at Rochdale. I couldn't see why at first, but at shining a torch inside I could see a small mammal tucked up tight inside. I was at this point unsure if it was a sleeping bat (we have lots here, and they don't all hang upside-down to sleep!), or indeed a type of mouse.


I was delighted therefore upon resuming the mealworm feeders ready for the oncoming winter, to see this same FIELDMOUSE was now busy cleaning up the crumbs that the birds had left in the mealworm feeder. I hope he keeps safe from our resident tawny/barn/little owls!


Nigel

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