Happily Ever After

Life in The Rural Retreat with a beautiful wife, three cats, garden wildlife, a camera, a computer – and increasing amounts about running

Earlier posts can be found on Adventures of a Lone Bass Player, where this blog began life. Recent entries can be found here.


Better Late Than Never

by admin - 19:47 on 27 June 2013

I almost ignored the frantic twittering when I became aware of it, not long after six this morning. More sleep seemed a better idea, although I did wonder what Pandora had done this time to upset the local avian population.

But then I realised that The Tabby Terror was snoozing innocently on the bottom of the bed.

A millisecond later I was peering through the bedroom window at a pine marten in The Nutella Tree – the first to be seen in daylight this year. Two or three milliseconds after that I was peering at the visitor through the viewfinder of the Pentax.

Pine Marten 1.jpg

Slow shutter speed and a snapping opportunity of barely a minute (and, possibly, some over-excitement) left me with just a few snaps, all of which would probably have been deleted if taken at the end of last year's marten snapping season, but they survive because they're the first of 2013.

Pine Marten 2.jpg

They might also be the last, but I'm optimistic. This could be the start of the new marten snapping season at The Rural Retreat. We'll see.

Pine Marten 4.jpg

Comment from Cathy at 07:17 on 28 June 2013.
Well, I think they're wonderful snaps in their own right, and I'm glad you didn't delete them. Great "poses", in a tree and not on a gatepost ... fantastic! Fingers crossed for more.

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