Another look out of the 'stock room' window saw me reaching for the binoculars to find out if the shapeless brown lump in the middle of the field was a pile of horse poo or the hare the earlier photos had revealed. It turned out to be the hare with its ears down and its back to me. I hastily set up the tripod by the back fence and hoped the evening sun would illuminate the animal when it was doing something interesting. A cloud passed in front of the sun almost immediately I was set up.
Patience paid off though. The hare got up, had a stretch and started eating. Then it posed as the sunlight returned briefly. Still a little far away, and the low light made for grainy shots, but I might have to take an early morning look for the hare some time.