Hares Photo and Video review

Hare today gone tomorrow

Diary of Natural Environment In and Around Wimpole

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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About Sadeik

You may ask why "Sadeik" well it means friend in arabic. Worked in Jordan a lot doing tree surgery you see. I have worked in forestry since I left school with a two years in Telecom. Went back to forestry and tree surgery as it may not have paid as much but was far more interesting and dangerous. Spent a lot of years mountaineering, caving and canoeing too. At 29 I went to Bangor University to study Forestry and soil science then did an MSc in Water engineering all very interesting. By a quirk of fate in 1995 ended up helping sort out the woodland and park at Wimpole, funny thing was then I only intended to stay six months or so, but 18 years later I'm still here learning all the time. That's the best bit, if I wasn't able to learn something new every year I would not have stayed and as you get older you realise that the grass is not so green in the next field after all. In fact my patch is getting greener while much of the rest is getting browner.
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