I looked outside as evening approached to see if the rabbits were still in residence around my yard. Shooting season started while I was away and I thought perhaps the noise had scared them to a more deserted part of the farm. I saw one and wondered if it really is as smart as it looked to be. It was in the middle of the hens, I almost didn't notice it, their colouring is so similar (the rabbit and the hens). Could it really be smart enough to know that no-one would fire a shot at domestic hens?
I then noticed a couple of ducks and three pheasants in the paddock at the back of the house. They were some distance from me but within range if I were a hunter. You can only see one pheasant in the shot. I lost interest in them as the last of the sun settled on a couple of trees further away. If they are there again tomorrow I will see if I can get closer.
(Thanks to Adrian, Tabor, Anvil Cloud and Diane who let me know the above two images were missing. Just another of life's mysteries; there seem to be so many of them when I enter blog land.)
I guess the birds will be safe, the cows and calves aren't far away and their presence should keep them safe.
Today was the first day I've felt a touch of winter. The quickness of the falling darkness confirmed it is here.