Stalking rabbits this morning with my smoothrifle. Something I never tire from. I missed one, shot low but I was surprised the ball did not run into it! That was in hedgerow leading to a mixed wooded lot on top of a hill. In there I jumped a bob tailed buck rabbit. It stopped to protest! Had a great time later stalking. There was small colonies and the bucks were very active sparring with each other. A later shot clipped an unseen branch and passed over a sitting buck but later I found a fourth opportunity in some bramble. Two in the bag and I was more than happy. Right on queue the rain arrived. Time to go home and light the fires. B.