We know that we are fortunate to live so close to nature. When I look out of the window there are usually rabbits to be seen and often a squirrel darting across the grass in search of seeds or nuts. At this time of the year there are geese and ducks, and sometimes a coot. More rarely, in the evening, we spot one or more deer and often a fox. This morning a pair of herons were hanging around the pond. There are always crows and magpies, often wood pigeons and doves and smaller birds - thrushes and sparrows and more rarely more exotic birds - a low flying green woodpecker or screeching red kneched green parakeets who roost in the woods. In the twilight there are bats and most days there is bird of prey circling overhead. Everything is hungry and small animals, like the baby rabbits and goslings often become a meal for a larger animal. It got me thinking that I should try to make a wildlife movie for the wildlife in the garden.
Animals have used this space long before there was a house and garden and they will carry on using it long after we are gone. There is always movement ain this space and it feels and acts like a nature reserve.
This evening, as it was going dark, I noticed a fox systematically patroling the garden looking for food. he came very close to the window and was oblivious of me standing watching him. I took some video. You can also see a deer scuttling away at the start of the film.