Tag Archives: mammals

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 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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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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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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Harvest mice

Last weekend I was supposed to be going out to help survey Harvest mice nests, but with the large amount of rain during the previous few days the survey was postponed until the following day, which I couldn’t make. I … Continue reading

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Get Your Boots On

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First sighting of 2019 Badger Cubs

It may look like I’m really close, but I’m not. My camera lens is at full capacity and I’m balancing on a tree. All that taken in to consideration I’m really pleased to see 2019 badger cubs.   I had … 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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Roe deer

I regularly see Roe deer near my house, they sometimes use the lane by the side of my house during the night. They are pretty used to me being in the fields and normally take no notice of me. Although … Continue reading

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