It’s Friday, the last day of Springwatch Unsprung and a must because the brilliant Dara, fellow blogger and wildlife enthusiast is on.
Make sure you check out his blog here https://youngfermanaghnaturalist.com/
By 7.30pm the air was slightly cooler and with no school tomorrow I had no time limit to restrict how long we spent out walking.
The Scarlet Tiger moths were fluttering around the tree tops again, unfortunately a few lay dead in the road.
As we entered the field the rabbits on the field edge disappeared one by one to the safety of their burrows.
The Kestrel was getting one last feed in before darkness fell and his hunting territory was taken by the barn owl.
We had a quick look in the wood for glow worms, in the place we spotted them last year, but no luck.
The air was alive with the sound of birds singing their final songs for the evening, and I caught a glimpse of a fox cub as it dashed through the bracken.
We checked on the stream, that is such a vital part of the wood for a lot of the mammals. After the past few days of hot, dry weather the benefits of the heavy rain a couple of weeks ago have nearly all gone.
Suddenly there was the sound of Badgers scuffling, crashing brambles and someone was being told off. We couldn’t quite make out which Badgers were having a disagreement until firstly Bog came out from under the bramble patch followed by Stick.
Stick was normally seen with Small until she died and recently the badgers have been quite unsettled and elusive, but Stick and Bog seemed to have sorted out their differences.
Sorry the film is so dark.