Saturday, 13 April 2013

Mice in the woods

We've often seen mice in the woods, and they have occasionally been annoying, eating seed we had stored for feeding to birds. Today, however, we found the route the mice had used to get to the seed - through a fleece apparently!


This, and the bird seed, was inside a storage box, but we realised that a hole in the box, presumably for drainage, was easily big enough for a mouse to get through:

Having got in, the mice had decided to take all the bird seed out of its bag through a hole they had made, and move it into a bag we were storing some rope in. As you can see, they'd worked very hard to move this amount of seed!

I made a wooden plug, which is now wedged in the hole, hopefully securely enough!

Apparently the squirrels are hungry too, as this one came to steal the seed from the birds while we were still nearby, near enough for Tracy to get some photos. I normally regard grey squirrels as a pest, but thought it was still worth posting the pics as we don't often get them up close - they're not tame like garden squirrels.
IMG_3333 squirrel

IMG_3355 squirrel

IMG_3354 Grey Squirrel

IMG_3353 Grey Squirrel

Out in the wayleave, the wood anemones are coming on fast now the weather has warmed up:
IMG_3357 wood anemone

IMG_3359 wood anemone

And right through the middle of them is are clear tracks from the wild boar, though we didn't see any of them today...
IMG_3360 wild boar trail

Anyway, it was nice to get up there before the rain today, and get a load of logs cut up as well as get some photos. Looking forward to more Spring weather...


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