Monthly Archives: April 2016

The story of Cookie

Cookie is one of the Badgers from my local sett. She was born in 2014 when the sett had 10 badgers in it. She was one of three cubs that year. She is very distinctive because she has part of … Continue reading

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Small mammal surveying

Early Sunday morning (too early) meant meeting up at a site in Oxford to take part in a Small mammal survey training session with the Oxon Mammal group. The site is a designated ‘Local wildlife site’ and the owners wanted … Continue reading

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Bluebells

Bluebells have a great significance for me as it means the badger cubs will soon be out and about, as well as marking the fact that Spring is well and truly here. I thought I would do a blog post … Continue reading

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Spring evening walk

Just before the sun started to set we took a walk around the nearby field and wood. There were plenty of deers in the field alongside a couple of hares. The air is becoming a lot busier, with bird song, … Continue reading

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Lapwings

The Lapwings have been very visible over the past couple of days, wheeling, diving and dancingĀ in the sky over the nearby field. This is their courtship sky dance. I watched a pair for over half an hour climbing up in … Continue reading

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Foggy evening

Walking around the field, the fog was falling as quickly as the light was fading. Lines of fog drifted across the field, gathering where the vegetation was higher. Everything seemed different and familiar trees now unrecognisable. The Hares and Deers … Continue reading

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End of the holidays

It’s been an eventful holiday, a trip to Devon, Storm Katie, Water voles, Secret World and this Friday a trip up to Stafford to the Mammal Society’s photography awards. I was very lucky to have my photo of a Hare … Continue reading

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