Category Archives: trail camera

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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30 Days Wild – Day 2 – Water

With all dry weather recently many birds and animals are struggling to find fresh water. One easy way to help them is to put a dish of water out in your garden. It doesn’t have to be anything special just … 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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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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Garden wildlife – Part 6 Foxes

Living in the countryside our local foxes run the gauntlet of fast traffic down country lanes and the gamekeepers gun, I’m glad to offer a safe place in our garden. My local vixen hasn’t visited for a week or more, … Continue reading

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2019 Round up and HNY

I’ll start with the highlight of 2019. The publishing of Get Your Boots On. An idea that had been in my head since 2016 and after years of writing, and then months of editing by the amazing Dived Up Publishing … Continue reading

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Fallow deer behaviour

As Autumn arrives the activity of the Fallow deer increases and the gathering in of the harvest makes them more visible. After noticing a few signs and seeing a couple of glimpses of a herd of female fallow deer, I … 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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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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UK Blog Awards: Nature and Wildlife

   You can vote for my blog here  VOTE HERE   I’m really pleased to get through to the second stage of the UK blog awards. This year they have included the category: Nature & Wildlife. I’m up against some amazing … Continue reading

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