It's been eight months since I last visited the British Wildlife Centre so, with the promise of a sunny day, I drove down to Lingfield early this morning. Sadly the weather didn't cooperate and the promised sun turned out to be cloud, followed by persistent rain! However, the animals didn't seem to care and most of them were out and about, ready for the steady stream of photographers like myself.
The foxes were particularly active and the red squirrels went completely wild at feeding time; some of them literally begging to be given a tasty morsel!
My favourites were the Scottish Wildcat kittens who were born in May, just days before my last visit. On that occasion they were safely tucked away out of sight, but by today they'd been moved into a different enclosure on their own. One of them loitered at the back of the enclosure initially, but once the keeper had strewn some food around they became braver and I was able to catch some seriously cute portraits as they crept forward to search for their lunch.
14 January 2017