I helped Bob carry lights into a cage and set them up pointing at a stone filled corner. This cage was inside the large poly tunnel.
This was where we would see the stoat. Once the three of us were inside we were reminded to tuck our trousers into our socks (!). Then we we sat down on stools just in front of the lights.
After we left the stoat’s display cage I watched the other three taking their turn inside.
Also under the poly tunnel were places for us to photograph harvest mice and a shrew. I had brought my macro lens for this opportunity.
After my stint trying to get images of the shrew I returned to the harvest mice once again.
The shrew’s tank was quite dark and I was having to shoot fast and even with my f/2.8 Macro lens I had to have the ISO up at 640 or even 1,000.
Working at the shrew’s tank.
We packed up and went back down the road to Frankaborough Cottages for a short break. The sky looked threatening and even more rain was promised on my weather app. We went in cars that had four wheel drive as we would have to cross fields before reaching where the European Beaver’s had built their dam.