Bowood 2015 #25 (Tuesday 19th May 2015)
I had my closest encounter with hares yet at the end of this visit to Bowood House, Grounds and Lake, still getting to know the new superzoom camera.
After a cappuccino consumed as I sat in their Spring Garden I wandered down to the Lake to keep an eye on the wildlife while reading an old Mojo. There were several great crested grebes close to where I was sitting and the Extra picture shows one taken at full zoom which, when posted to Flickr was chosen for Explore and has had over 7,000 views.
When I got back to the field car park, by now almost empty, I saw a distant pair of hares on the other side of the field. I noticed they hadn't been disturbed when a vehicle returning from a paddock had passed behind them on a rough track. I drove up to the paddock to first look at a pony grazing there, and then used the same route to pass the hares.
I stopped before I got too close and photographed them through the open car window. Although they were aware of my presence, they were sufficiently unconcerned not to move away and I was excited to get a number of shots, including this one of the pair of them.
Blip #1584 (#1834 including archived blips)
Consecutive Blip #005
LOTD #818 (#939 including archived blips)
A Visit To Bowood Grounds And Lake, 19 May 2015 (Flickr album)
Bowood 2015 series
Bowood 2013-2015 (Flickr collection)(Work in progress)
Outdoor Places I Have Sat In series
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