Category Archives: mammals

Thermal Imaging Camera

Over the weekend I had a chance to borrow a thermal imaging camera. Thermal imaging works by using a┬áspecial lens which focuses the infrared light emitted by all of the objects in view. The focused light is scanned by infrared-detector … Continue reading

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Badgers in February

The first two weeks in February are when badger cubs are born. There are usually 2-3 cubs in a litter, each being around 15-16cm long and weighing in at about 75-130g. The cubs will soon be covered in tiny grey … Continue reading

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Hide in the snow

  Such a surprise this morning to wake up and find the ground covered in a thin layer of snow. Within a few minutes of entering the wood I spotted a fox trotting along the hedgerow. I stopped and set … Continue reading

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Badger identification

I often get asked how I know which badger is which on my local patch. I don’t often feed the local badgers, but every six months or so I try to do a head count. This involves putting down some … Continue reading

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Snowy local patch

Since I’ve been blogging about my local patch, I can’t remember a day when it has snowed so much. Everything looks so different with a covering of white, familiar paths disappear, the trees hang to the ground with the weight … Continue reading

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Attachment issues

One thing that I find difficult to do while enjoying wildlife is not get emotionally attached. If you have been following my blog for long enough now you will know that I do get emotionally attached and that when something … Continue reading

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Badgers are ingenious

A couple of weeks ago I noticed part of the fencing where I walk looked like it had been trodden on. On close inspection I could see a badger trail leading up to and away from the fence. Normally the … Continue reading

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