Last spring DKG, our in-house photographer, found a bluetit’s nest in a hole in one of our veteran oaks. A couple of days later, he set up a hide, hoping to photograph the parent birds bringing food to their young.
He found no bluetits.. . . . . . .
A stoat is a fearsome hunter, capable of taking prey much larger than itself; a nestful of baby bluetits would have been little more than a snack. This one checked the nest, just in case there might be a second helping, and settled into the nesthole to sleep.
A stoat is a testament to our park’s increasing biodiversity; it takes a whole ecosystem to support a top predator. The Friends of the park and the Countryside Team are to be congratulated.
photographs by DKG