It's always worth going out even when it doesn't seem all that promising outside.
A relatively quiet — but very wet and cold! — morning of birding led to an unforgettable encounter with one of our most exciting small mammals.
This Weasel was busily scampering from bush to bush and running down burrows in search of its next meal.
With a super-fast metabolism, Weasels need to consume around one third of their body weight ... every day!
They are a hard animal to search for, so chance encounters like this are precious.