Tag Archives: Oxfordshire

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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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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Rose-coloured Starling

After a busy day yesterday I was meant to be getting on with some revision for my GCSE mocks next week, but I was sent a Tweet with a request for a bird ID. I’ll admit I’m not the best … Continue reading

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October Starlings

On the nearby wires, pylons and chimney pots the Starlings are starting to gather. During the late afternoon their chattering and squabbling gets louder and louder. Occasionally one will swoop down to drink from the pond, followed by more and … Continue reading

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Small mammal survey 2018

Last weekend I joined Oxfordshire mammal group on a morning of checking and collecting Longworth traps. Longworth traps are used in small mammal surveying. They are laid in areas with vegetation and baited with apple for moisture, bird seeds and … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

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Squares in the field

Over the past few months as the crops have grown in the nearby fields I’ve noticed that there are squares of crops missing. These squares are around 4 x 4 metres and each field of wheat has around 3 squares … Continue reading

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