Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Getting Back into the Swing.

My blog has been seriously neglected over the summer, due to a combination of bad weather and laziness. Now I am determined to get back into the swing of recording my wildlife sightings. A couple of weeks ago I put my camera trap down the shore in the Maghery area in the hope of getting some otter footage.  No otters, but this foxy character paid it a visit.

I have just recently started volunteering at the RSPB Portmore Lough Reserve, and so far I've been having a brilliant time getting to know everyone and my way around the reserve. Today I got the opportunity to observe some of the many Irish Hares found on the reserve. They really are amazing animals to watch, their lanky frames quite amusing.

Another mammal that caught my eye today was Rattus norvegicus. These sneaky brown rats, had climbed the briars and nettles in order to feed from the bird feeders. They were very bold and had no fear of me whatsoever as I stood snapping with my camera. 

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