Wildlife in my local patch

Hampshire UK

October 20, 2014
by Jackson Hellewell
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New badger sett

It’s very exciting when you find a new discovery in your local patch. We found a huge new badger sett in the most stunning location at the weekend. It’s at the edges of a sunlit beech wood on one of … Continue reading

Finally…a baby badger

May 21, 2014 by Jackson Hellewell | Comments Off on Finally…a baby badger

I’ve been a bit sick for the last week or so – and haven’t been able to get out and about as much as I would like. However I put the trail cam for 24 hours at the most local badger sett to us (code named the “milk parlour” sett) and here are the results.   This is my image of the week!

Super Squirrel Sentry in the beautiful blooming bluebells

April 23, 2014 by Jackson Hellewell | 1 Comment

This squirrel at the “bluebell sett” was an unintentional target of the trail cam, along with a roe deer, a fox and a few mice. I love it as it looks like he’s posing for the camera! So here is this week’s “image of the week”.

To see other images of the week click here

Recently we’ve been trying to capture more badgers on film at what we think is another part of the Briar Sett. We’ve nicknamed this one the Bluebell Sett for obvious reasons. From the very informative leaflet we received from Badgerland.co.uk we think that this is an outlying sett, possibly where a female may have cubs or where a young badger has set up on it’s own. We have had a few short films so far but nothing too informative (the camera always seems to be pointing at the wrong entrance). I will post an update as soon as I find some more info about it.  Due to the very low activity from this sett I am personally guessing that it is a female with cubs possibly staying put with them for now. We will see…