Stoats

I have my two trailcams out at the moment trying to track down some stoats in Gawthorpe but, on our daily walk this morning, we were stopped in our tracks in a nearby wood by a screech which I did not recognise.  It most definitely came from the ground so we stood still and waited.  Not long after, a similar screech drew attention to a stoat peeking out from under a stone.  A little patience and an iso of 16000 produced these images of not one, but two stoats at what seems to be their nest in an old moss covered dry stone wall.

They’re always nice to watch and they can be fairly trusting provided you keep your distance and stand still.  This is a regular walk for us so I’ll be spending a bit of time checking them out, hopefully, in better light.

 

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