I found this little shrew this morning. It lay down and didn’t wake.
Sunrise 05.42 am Sunset: 08.32 pm
I strolled through Hoo Wood yesterday, minding my business, whistling softly, when something hit me on top of my head – it had a bit of momentum behind it, too. A small brown thing tumbled through the air, landing on the track in front of me. It was a shrew! As I knelt to investigate, it gasped a couple of times and died. Small animals colliding with my head is becoming a regular event; I wonder why?