Friday, 30 May 2008


Further to the woodpecker picture, we have a new visitor to the bird feeder. I'm afraid rats who try it get shot, but this field mouse is much too cute for that. He manages to shin up the post, but has evolved a daring freefall exit, which involves clutching his nuts and diving off the feeder like a stunt mouse into a convenient bushy herb underneath.


  1. Awww - he is just tooo cute! Thanks for sharing him BT.

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  3. Delightful! His guest appearance at the barbecue last night was a pleasant surprise, although I didn't actually see him...
    What a little character :)

  4. "Dum, dum, dum, dum, dum, dum dum, dum.... dirrda deeeeeeerrrrrr, dirra deeeer, did um, um, um, um...."

    That is the Mission Impossible theme tune, by the way.

  5. Laura - He is. I'm so glad you enjoyed him!

    Comment Deleted - You're probably wise.

    Meg - The surprises that you don't see at barbecues are often pleasanter than the ones that you do...

    G - I recognised it instantly. What a tuneful hum you have. (Can you whistle?...)

  6. Ahh...would love to see how he clutches his nuts.