Sunday, September 27, 2015

Hazel Dormouse

This photo was the result of many hours stood at a tree in pitch black, waiting for a dormouse to move along the right branch and stop moving - they're far to fast to capture in motion! Dormice feed high up in the trees on a variety of food. They eat flowers and pollen during the spring, fruit in summer and nuts, particularly hazel nuts, in autumn. It is thought that insects are taken too. This variety of food must be available within a small area, a requirement which limits the suitability of some sites for dormice.

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