Nice weather for ducks! I got soaked on good Friday just gone but managed to get this nice profile portrait of a Mandarin Duck Drake. Mandarins are non-native but now resident in the UK. They’re very pretty but it is still uncertain how their tree nesting habits impact endemic species.
Driving home and saw a hog in the road. I drove around it and pulled over and got out, to move it off the road. When I got to it, I found it dead. It was probably on its way back to sleep, as the sun was on its way.
This is the reality of our declining population of hedgehogs, along with fenced off gardens. Please consider making a hole in your fence, perhaps leave a wild corner in your garden with logs, or you can even buy hedgehog houses. There are plenty of resources online. Search hedgehog street, BBC springwatch hedgehog or hedgehog UK.