Category Archives: mammals

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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Young Mammal Photographer of the Year

Really pleased to be announced as the winner of Young Mammal Photographer of the Year 2020 – In the 15 to 18 years category. Head judge, Brett Lewis, said “The buck is aware and its focus of attention is diverted … Continue reading

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Tracks and signs workshop

Just a quick blog about the Recorders conference that I attended on Saturday. The event was hosted by Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre who collect, analyse and share geodiversity and biodiversity information in Berkshire and Oxfordshire. Throughout the day information and … Continue reading

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Late afternoon Barn owls

Each afternoon around 5pm, just as the light is fading a Barn owl appears over the wildflower meadow. A barn owl’s Latin name is Tyto alba literally means White owl, but in folklore it has many different names Banshee, Billy … Continue reading

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Barn Owl Pellets

My mum was out walking the dogs the other evening when a Barn Owl flew over her head. She noted where it landed and came home to tell me. The next day we went out and searched around the bottom … Continue reading

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Badger Rescue Afternoon

On Saturday Oxfordshire Badger Group held a badger rescue information afternoon for its volunteers. The first thing we learnt was the different types of injuries that the rescuers might come across, from territorial wounds, to being hit by a car, … Continue reading

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Review of wildlife hide – Stealth Gear Two Man Photography Chair Hide

A few years ago, at Birdfair, I bought a wildlife hide to mainly use in my local woods. The Stealth Gear Two Man Photography Chair Hide (around £130) has got a large front viewing window but also 2 smaller windows … Continue reading

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