Given that it is Easter Day I thought it would be appropriate to post some recent brown hare photos. I have had a look around the net and apparently in some countries, particularly Europe, the tradition of the Easter 'bunny' is associated with the hare rather than the rabbit. The reasons for this are twofold. Firstly hare are always very active and visible in the spring and were considered a symbol of high vitality, new life and fertility. Secondly hares do not live in burrows but out in the open in depressions in the ground called forms. Lapwings nest also nest on open ground, and their nests look similar to the forms. Often in spring eggs would be found in what looked like hare forms, giving rise to the belief that the hare laid eggs. This is where the tradition of Easter eggs is apparently derived from in some countries.
A couple of weeks back I did manage to miss some photos of the elsuive boxing in beautiful light as I was busy sorting out another camera while the brief action occured. A missed moment that will haunt me for a while. So the rest of the photos will have to be of them running around as usual at high speed.