1 FIRST SIGHT­ING

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I go to RSPB Exe Es­tu­ary reg­u­larly to pho­to­graph birds. On this par­tic­u­lar visit in June, I was watch­ing but­ter­flies flit­ting along the path when I no­ticed a lit­tle ball of gin­ger fluff cling­ing to a blade of grass. When I moved nearer I re­alised it was a dor­mouse! It seemed obliv­i­ous to my pres­ence and con­tin­ued to feed and groom it­self. I was able to get some close, de­tailed shots us­ing my zoom lens. As soon as I re­turned home I con­tacted the site man­ager, Peter Ot­ley, and he con­firmed this was the first ever dor­mouse seen on the re­serve! Jo King, Exmin­ster, UK

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