Hare today gone tomorrow
There are plenty of Brown Hares at Wimpole and a day never passes when I haven’t seen one or more. Nationally these animals are reducing in numbers probably due to modern agricultural techniques so locally we are quite lucky in having Wimpoles roughly 2000 acre estate being farmed organically. Several of the fields being left fallow each year which means less disturbance for the breeding hares and no pesticides or insecticides On one occasion three years ago, I counted up to forty hares in one field and then gave up counting any more. In one of the videos below there are seven hares in shot and this is a relatively small field.
One of the fascinating behaviours of hares, is that you can get very close to them provided you start a good distance away. Walk in concentric circles, progressively get closer and closer and they usually sit tight. I…
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