Goodmanham Dale – 06/03/14

Whilst driving through Goodmanham Dale, near Kiplingcotes Station, I spotted a “Black” Rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus in one of the road-side fields. It was a little distant and raining at the time, though not the best photo it was reasonable, definitely worth an entry in the blog. It’s not often that you come across this melanistic colour form which is the opposite of albinism. Whilst trying to photograph this Rabbit, a couple of Red-legged Partridges Alectoris rufa also scurried across the field.

'Melanistic' Rabbit - Oryctolagus cuniculus‘Melanistic’ Rabbit – Oryctolagus cuniculus

Red-legged Partridge - Alectoris rufaRed-legged Partridge – Alectoris rufa