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nocturnal natural history

Lying awake one night listening to the pleasant sounds of the tawny owl and the rather less pleasant crying of the foxes, which always seem to sound like someone crying. Later, just before dawn, the owl and the blackbird virtually overlap then the robins, great tits and sparrows start.

We see the nocturnal wildlife relatively rarely - bats yes, foxes occasionally, hedgehogs rarely and badgers only once on the lane and little more on night walks.