….or rather last Sunday, when we looked out of the bathroom window to see a hare lolloping gently across the farmyard towards the gate to the orchard field. Grabbing his super new camera, DH was able to record the way the hare settled down in a patch of rough grass near the gate to nibble a leisurely snack, followed by a quiet grooming session, before indulging in a long and well-earned nap. We kept checking back over a period of at least two hours to find it still there, obviously secure in its camouflage, even in such an exposed situation.
The photographs were taken at an awkward angle with a zoom lens from an upstairs window, but give, I think, some insight into the way hares manage to survive without a bolt-hole in which to take refuge. We were mesmerised.
|Mmm, that's good!|
|Ah, that's better!|
|I'm not asleep, I'm just resting my eyes.|