March 1, 2015
Comments Off on Briar and Bluebell setts filled in :-(
Today we went to check out the badger setts we had nicknamed the “Bluebell” and “Briar” setts last year at the far end of the wood (see links to older posts). We were sad to see that the entrance holes … Continue reading
October 23, 2014
Comments Off on Footage from the New Hill Top Sett
2 badgers emerge and start some mutual grooming. Then a third larger badger appears from the background. The third badger starts to bully the smaller of the first two badgers
October 20, 2014
Comments Off on 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
July 17, 2014
Comments Off on Harvest time – where does the wildlife go?
The combines have been busy around us for the last couple of days, harvesting the oil seed rape in the warm dry weather. It set us thinking though and wondering where all the wildlife goes to when the combine harvester … Continue reading
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!
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…
March 12, 2014
March 12, 2014
Comments Off on Briar Sett Discovery!
Last week was ‘badger tracking’ week in my family. We were all tracking and looking for potential signs of badgers. We found two abandoned setts and then finally stumbled across what appeared to be the latrine (with some fresh scats) and an … Continue reading