Category Archives: Animals

Get Your Boots On – nearly a year on

As many of you know Get Your Boots On was published nearly a year ago on 3rd July 2019. On my social media, I’ve started doing a count down. It’s 4 days until a whole year since Get Your Boots … Continue reading

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30 Days Wild – Day 5 – badger identification

Over the past few weeks of dry weather, we have had quite a few visitors to the garden pond. First, a female badger turned up and regularly came 5 or 6 times a night to drink. She is lactating so … Continue reading

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Garden Wildlife – Part 20 Wood Mouse

Over the past week or so we’ve noticed a number of the seedlings in the porch, especially the sunflowers, have been nibbled. The other afternoon we found the culprit, a wood mouse. We have a lot of wood mice around … Continue reading

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Garden Wildlife – Part 18 Hedgehogs

Over the past week, I have had my trail cameras out in the front garden in the hope to capture our local vixen or even a badger. However, the cameras picked up something out of the ordinary, a hedgehog! The … Continue reading

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Garden Wildlife Part 17 Blackbirds

For a while I’ve been using a Birdsy camera to film the wildlife and in particular the birds in my garden. Last weekend I moved it around again, this time focusing it on the birdbath in the back garden. It … Continue reading

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Garden Wildlife – Part 16 Bank voles

About a week ago we noticed that something was living in the shed, behind the lawnmower. I put some seed and my trail camera out, and discovered that it was a bank vole   Bank voles are a small mammal … Continue reading

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Earth Live Lessons hosted by Lizzie Daly

Since the restrictions have begun Lizzie Daly has been hosting Earth Live lessons on her YouTube Channel Lizzie Daly Wildlife TV The lessons are on every day for 20 minutes and come from a wide range of scientists, filmmakers, and conservationists. … Continue reading

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Garden Wildlife – Part 13 Kestrels

From my garden I can often see kestrels hovering. Not over the garden but in the next-door field. The field has a very wild field margin and a wildflower meadow at the bottom. Great hunting grounds for birds of prey. … Continue reading

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Garden wildlife – Part 12 past couple of weeks

Although I started off really well with daily blogs of my garden wildlife, I’ve now missed a couple of weeks. I’ve still been taking photos but I haven’t been feeling in the right mood for blogging. Here’s a few photos … Continue reading

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Garden Wildlife – Part 10 Badger faces and tails

I quite often get asked how I individually identify my local badgers. It isn’t the easiest thing especially this time of year as I haven’t seen them as much over the winter and new wounds and marks appear. I’ve had … Continue reading

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