Image

ShareMondays2019 – What’s The Difference Between A Weasel And A Stoat?

Wisley Weasel

ShareMondays2019 – What’s The Difference Between A Weasel And A Stoat?

A weasel is weaselly recognised but a stoat is stoatally different! Boom Boom!

Sorry, but I couldn’t resist a bad Christmas cracker joke. This is the first WILD weasel I have ever managed to catch on camera! What a way to celebrate the festive season. I know it’s a weasel, not for the aforementioned reason, but because it’s REALLY small and the tail is only about 3cm long, with no black bushy tip! I only actually caught very brief glimpses of the tail as they’re also REALLY, REALLY fast. My photos with the full body and tail are unintentionally motion blurred!

Anyway, wishing everyone a fun and joyful festive season, whatever and however you might celebrate! Here are the festive feathered friends that I went to photograph, who actually alerted me to the presence of the Wisley Weasel. A redwing in a cherry tree and rockin’ robin!

Redwing in the Cherry TreeRocking Robin

3 comments on “ShareMondays2019 – What’s The Difference Between A Weasel And A Stoat?

  1. Sarah, my friend, a very happy Christmas to you both! These are stunning pictures, really wonderful portraits.

    I’ve had encounters with Stoats on the Somerset Levels, and one thing about them, as a species, is that they are very inquisitive >>> so, as soon as I see one, I remain totally still while making all sorts of strange noises with my mouth >>> and I’ve had them running right up to me, which is a wonderful experience. All the best for 2020. A 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s