Wildlife in my local patch

Hampshire UK

Super Squirrel Sentry in the beautiful blooming bluebells

April 23, 2014 by Jackson | 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”.

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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…



Titchfield Haven Nature Reserve

April 18, 2014 by Jackson

Had a great day out at Titchfield Haven Nature Reserve near Stubbington, Hampshire.

Here is a slide-show showing some of the photos I took of the wildlife I saw.

We also saw a Reed warbler and a Cetti’s warbler but were unable to take a photo because they never stop moving!

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April 14, 2014
by Jackson
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Magdalen Hill Nature Reserve – Swallowtail butterfly

Magdalen Hill Down Nature Reserve run by the Butterfly Conservation Trust is a great spot for a day out near Winchester.   It is an unusual and interesting walk at this time of year due to the chalk downland hill being … Continue reading

Speedy Mice

April 9, 2014 by Jackson | 1 Comment

My brother Alex found a ‘colony’ of mouse holes the other day and decided to put bait out near them.  I thought that it would be a great idea to put my trail cam there for 24 hours.

We were overwhelmed by the number of times the little mouse came. (55 shots of the particular mouse and 2 voles and a squirrel came and visited as well!) We speeded up some of the best shots in this video.