Category Archives: mammals

Small mammal survey in woodland

Over the weekend I helped out Oxon Mammals who were surveying small mammal populations in woodlands as part of a larger survey for the Mammal Society. 50 Longworth traps were set out in pairs over a 5 x 5 grid, … Continue reading

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Muntjac deer

We have a small number of Muntjac’s on my local patch, a few of them are quite bold and are often reported in gardens around the village eating flowers, annoying or entertaining the householders. Many of them are shy and … Continue reading

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Trail camera – badgers and a polecat

I’ve been using my trail camera quite a bit over the past few weeks, mainly at two badger setts. It’s been good to see some familiar faces and a surprise visitor. A polecat. Polecats nearly became extinction through persecution, but … Continue reading

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What is Wildlife blogging?

When I first started my wildlife blog in 2013 I never imagined that I would still be writing on a regular basis. To me wildlife blogging is jotting down things I see, mostly on my local patch. To record the … Continue reading

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Layers of bird song

With revision done and my graphics project up to date I had enough time over the weekend to get outside to do some photography. In the woods I’ve noticed a melanistic rabbit which I really want to get a decent … Continue reading

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Snow day 2019

Yesterday we had a snowday. School was cancelled, mainly because my school is on a hill and the buses are unable to get up the hill when it snows. Getting out in the snow it was interesting to see which … Continue reading

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Finding time for wildlife

Going through primary school and the lower years of secondary school I always found it really easy to find time to watch wildlife. Actually I didn’t ‘make’ time, the time was just there because I didn’t have any other pressures. … Continue reading

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