I have always enjoyed having bird feeders, I enjoy watching the birds, eager to see how many different species visit my garden.
Today while watching a few house sparrows and great tits pecking away at fat balls and seed I seen a flash of movement on the ground below. I kept my eyes on the spot, thinking that it had merely been a trick of the light when all of a sudden I seen a brown face with a twitching nose appear between the gap in the fence.
It was a brown rat and it had come to join the birds in their feast. I sat outside with my camera hoping to get some footage of this sneaky rodent. After just a few minutes of waiting the furry thief returned.