Life in the Cemetry part 2

I hope you are all well, i have not been able to get on the net as my router and modem decided to not play ball. A new modem now in place but i still can’t get the wireless router to play ball though. a cable redirected and the need to kick my wife out of her favorite chair as enabled me to share a few more images with you, hope you like them.

We had some nice weather the other night so i made my way around various parts of the cemetry, when i heard four magpies causing a bit of fuss (as they do, love them or hate them) I creeped over to find an animal chasing and jumping as the magpies teased it. I spent the next 5 to 10 minutes watching and trying to get some pics of this very fast creature trying to coil its body into a ball and spring upto about 2 feet into the air and try to claw the magpies out of the sky. I found out later it is a stote due to its black tail. Another varied night in a strange place.

I must admit one of my favorites pics is not a perfect picture as i was trying to practice my panning technique as it ran around but it does portray the acrobatic nature and speed of these animals as it jumped over some flowers


2 Aug, 2011
eje said:

Absolutely fantastic blog!!

2 Aug, 2011
welshie said:

What an amazing series of shots!!!
These are absolutely wonderful and the mid-air shot is spectacular.
Thankyou for sharing these with us.

2 Aug, 2011
deida said:


3 Aug, 2011
bonkersbon said:

Brilliant captures SB esp when considering how fast and unpredicatable their movements are superb series of action shots , you should be very proud of these .

3 Aug, 2011
aster said:

What a wonderful sight for you to witness :) Well caught.

3 Aug, 2011
david said:

Wow! Amazing pics of a stoat! Your blogs always remind me of the recent TY series presented by Chris Packham, where, in one programme, he reported on hares thriving in a cemetery. Have for long realised that cemeteries and churchyards are becoming valuable wildlife havens alongside our gardens and parks. Always enjoy seeing your wondeful pics. :-)

4 Aug, 2011
jane said:

Wonderful photos...the one in mid air is fabulous ! Living as we do next door to a cemetary I know what a haven for wildlife they are. Feel an evening stroll coming on !! Many thanks for sharing these lovely photos with us all here on Ispy....

4 Aug, 2011
shakingbongo said:

thanks everyone, i am glad your enjoy my pictures.

David i have not seen any hares but there are at least 50+ rabbits that you see when you enter certain areas of the cemetry. when they see you, you would think a bomb went off, they scarper everywhere. Which is a pain as i have been trying to get a picture of a rabbit running but all i get is a white tail as they run away from me. Maybe one day one might run towards me???

6 Aug, 2011
saucy said:

These pictures are unbelievable. Amazing.
Stoats are one of the few animals that have no fear of man and will attack man for no reason.
These pictures are truly great.

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