Monthly Archives: April 2017

Neighbourhood mammals

Back to school this week so I’ve not been able to get out much with my camera. I heard a rustling amongst the dead leaves, expecting it to be a blackbird searching for food, I was surprised to see a … Continue reading

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Easter Holidays

It’s the last day of the Easter holidays. I’ve not been too far off my local patch as my sister is revising for her GCSE’s, but we did have a trip out to Westonbirt Arboretum. Not much wildlife but it … Continue reading

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Badger identification

Identifying my local badgers can be difficult. After spending so much time with them and watching so much footage of them from the trail cameras, I can nearly always work who is who. With the adults it is not only … Continue reading

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Water Vole Day

Water Voles (Arvicola amphibius) are native to the UK and have been protected since 1981 by the Wildlife and Countryside act. There has been a massive decline in Water Vole numbers since 1900 and by 1990 we had lost 90% … Continue reading

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Spring mammals

I’ve spent a lot of time each evening with the Roe deer over the past week. As the sun sets it is such an amazing sight to watch as each ray casts a golden light through what will become a … Continue reading

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Little owl

The Little owl (Athene noctua) was introduced to the UK by┬áCol. E.G.B.Meade-Waldo in Kent, in 1874 and by the 4th Lord Lilford in Northamptonshire around 1889. Little owls are the smallest owl in Britain and are about the size of … Continue reading

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