26th April 2015

Brown Hares- we were lucky to see three of the fastest land mammal of the uk, at an RSPB reserve in Lincolnshire last week. Capable of reaching speeds of 45mph, Brown Hares are in danger in many areas due to the effects of modern farming techniques, but on this small reserve near Buckingham they were easy to see. Brown Hares raise several litters a year, between February and September, in a low depression, called a ‘form’, in the grass or dirt of fields and woodland edges. (Apologies if you get this more than once, and a day late- the blog-site seems to be playing up!)

This shows the black-tipped ears and yellow-flecked fur of Brown Hares

This shows the black-tipped ears and yellow-flecked fur of Brown Hares

Hares have much longer legs than rabbits and are considerably larger

Hares have much longer legs than rabbits and are considerably larger

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Conditions: Blue-skied, sunny day Temperature: Max 13- Min 4c.

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