Hare today, gone tomorrow!

WWT Martin Mere 30/04/12

My previous encounters with a Brown Hare have been very brief, with the animal making a speedy exit into the distance and out of sight. This time was different.
We watched him amble up along the field edge directly towards the hide, I followed him in my sights as he came closer and closer, my finger twitching on the shutter release . . not yet, not yet . . come closer . . closer . .
Then he stopped . . sat . . and stared at us . .

He sat there for for some moments . . .

Watching us, watching him . . .

I fired off a few shots . . .

Then he turned and was off, back from whence he came. I won’t forget those few, brief moments though.


3 May, 2012
phili said:

Excellent stuff Mark,well caught.

3 May, 2012
eje said:

One word - superb.

3 May, 2012

What a great tale, & such great pics, which i truly enjoyed...How good of Mr/Mrs Hare to pose for you, which you well deserved muddy...Patience is a virtue... Or, all good things come to those that wait...

3 May, 2012

great sequence Mark

3 May, 2012
aster said:

Lovely shots Muddy, you did really well to get the last shot in good focus :)

3 May, 2012
jane said:

One of those special moments that you will never forget Muddy....wonderful...:o))

3 May, 2012
psilo said:

Tis alwaysa thrill to see animals acting out of character. This animal was a real treat and we were lucky enough to be there. Wonderful photos Mark!

3 May, 2012
delboy said:

Great set Mark.

4 May, 2012
donna said:

Lovely Mark what a lovely colour he is

6 May, 2012
bonkersbon said:

Brilliant sequence Muddy...loved it !

7 May, 2012
muddywalters said:

Thank you for your kind comments.

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