On a recent visit to Formby Point it was good to see that the red squirrels are recovering well. In recent years they were virtually wiped out here by the squirrel pox, a disease carried by the non indigenous grey squirrel.
Coming back from the farm the other day I decided to take a look at the bushes at the side of the railway to see what was about. The camera was in the van and I just took the binoculars. Ten yards off the road down a small path towards the railway, and only about twenty yards away, was a fox staring me out.